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.

15 May 2019

STIS student wins a place on LERU Doctoral Summer School

First year STIS PhD student, Nathalie Dupin, has gained a place on the highly competitive LERU Doctoral Summer School https://www.leru.org/doctoral-summer-school.

14 October, 2019

Governing sustainability in the Global North and the Global South: uncertainties and complexities in a comparative perspective

Seminar: Violet Laidlaw Room, 6th Floor, CMB
Speaker: Zora Kovacic # University of Bergen
15:00 (2 hours)
21 October, 2019

PhD-Showcase: Rodrigo: Internationalisation dynamics at play: constructing and diffusing zebrafish as a model organism in Latin American life sciences; Yazmin: Employed methods for generating a privacy game

Seminar: Violet Laidlaw Room, 6th Floor, CMB
Speaker: Rodrigo Liscovsky # STIS; Speaker: Yazmin Morlet Corti # PIR/STIS
15:00 (N/A)
28 October, 2019

Making markets: stories of technologies, knowledge, invisibility, and willful ignorance

Seminar: Violet Laidlaw Room, 6th Floor, CMB
Speaker: Juan Pablo Pardo-Guerra # University of California, San Diego
15:00 (2 hours)