The Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation (ISSTI) is a virtual research institute, hosted by Science Technology and Innovation Studies, established in 2001 by Professor Robin Williams to bring together groups of academics and individual researchers across the University of Edinburgh who are involved in research, teaching and knowledge transfer on social and policy aspects of science, technology and innovation.

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The Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation is committed to bringing its expertise and research findings to a wide range of audiences. Details of current and completed projects within the Institute can be found in this section.

ISSTI brings together a wide range of collaborators from different Schools within the College of Humanities and Social Science beyond its base in the School of Social and Political Science, and has close associations and research collaborations with colleagues in the Colleges of Science and Engineering, and of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.

17 Feb 2020

"Being an Interdisciplinary Academic" highlighted in THES article

Catherine Lyall’s book Being an Interdisciplinary Academic highlighted in THES article exploring the future of interdisciplinarity.

30 Jan 2020

New dataset to study the History of Genomics

A novel, freely available online dataset enables users to identify overlooked individuals, institutions and connections in the history of genomic science.

23 Jan 2020

Dr Thokozani Kamwendo and STIS PhD student Rosalind Attenborough awarded Student Experience Grant

STIS Research Fellow Dr Thokozani Kamwendo and STIS PhD candidate Rosalind Attenborough have been awarded a grant from the most recent Student Experience Grant Scheme

12 March, 2020

CANCELLED due to strike: STIS/EFI Lecture with Ruha Benjamin

Seminar: tbc
Speaker: Ruha Benjamin # Princeton University
16:00 (2 hours)
16 March, 2020

Doing ‘mundane knowledge-work’ in the digitalised biosciences

Seminar: Violet Laidlaw Room, CMB, 6th Floor
Speaker: Barbara Ribeiro # University of Manchester
15:00 (2 hours)
23 March, 2020

In the Media Laboratory of Earth – Concepts of Knowledge and Space in Historical Cave Maps (1500-1900)

Seminar: Violet Laidlaw Room, CMB, 6th Floor
Speaker: Johannes Mattes # Austrian Academy of Sciences
15:00 (2 hours)