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Science, Technology and Innovation Studies



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.

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PhD Interdisciplinary Research Training Studentship

The School of Social and Political Science is advertising a studentship to support a four-year (1+3) PhD programme to study the role of interdisciplinarity in

Social & Political Science Honorary Graduates

We are pleased to announce that Prof Helga Nowotny (Social Studies of Science, ETH Zurich) and Prof Bruno Latour (Sociology, Sciences-PO, Paris) will receive an

Upcoming Events

Jan 23 Speaker: Gill Haddow # University of Edinburgh Life with an Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator: The Becoming of the Everyday Cyborg 15:30 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Staff Room, 6th Floor, Chrystal Macmillan Building

Science, Technology and Innovation Studies Senior Seminar

Jan 27 Speaker: Prof Mariana Mazzucato # University of Sussex Smart and Inclusive Growth: a new narrative on wealth creation 15:00 (2 hours and 30 minutes) David Hume Tower - LG.11

STIS senior seminar series

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