Science, Technology and Innovation Studies

Welcome Message

Science and technology pervade all aspects of modern life. Think of the impact of vaccines, mobile phones, jet travel or the internet on how we interact with one another and understand own place in society. How have theories of natural selection, advances in quantum physics, synthetic biology or new medical theories and technologies changed the way we see ourselves? How have the politics of climate change influenced the science of climate change? Scholars in Science, Technology and Innovation Studies tackle such thorny issues. We seek to answer the big questions about how societies both influence and are influenced by science, medicine and technology.

New Book: James Mittra, The New Health Bioeconomy

"The New Health Bioeconomy: R&D Policy and Innovation for the Twenty-First Century" is now available.

Student Essay Shortlisted in "World in 2065" Competition

An essay by a STIS PhD student, Matjaz Vidmar, entitled One Morning in 2065... has been shortlisted in the "World in 2065" competition run by

Deep-fried Mars bar research in the news

Research by Dr Christine Knight, Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow, featured in the Scottish media this week ahead of a public lecture at the National

Dec 07 Seminar: Speaker: Dr Natalia Nikiforova # Saint-Petersburg Peter the Great Polytechnic University Court ceremonies electrified: technological innovation and Russian imperial power 15:30 (1 hour and 30 minutes) , Staff Room, 6th floor, Crystal Macmillan Building, George Square, University of Edinburgh

STIS Seminar Series

Dec 16 Seminar: Speaker: Professor Alberto Cambrosio # McGill University, Montreal Reassembling the cancer clinic: On the co-production of epistemic and organizational innovation in translational cancer research 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) , Meadows Lecture Theatre, Doorway 4, Medical School, Teviot Place, EH8 9AG

Science, Technology and Innovation Studies and Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics

What is science, technology and innovation studies?