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About the institute

The Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation (ISSTI) is a research network established in 2000 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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Upcoming Events

25th Sep 2017

Seminar: Speaker: Michael Hopkins # University of Sussex Science, the State and the City: Britain’s struggle to imitate US success in Biotechnology - and its lessons for industrial strategy 15:30 (1 hour and 30 minutes)

2nd Oct 2017

Seminar: Speaker: Balazs Vedres # Central European University Forbidden triads and Creative Success in Jazz: The Miles Davis Factor 15:30 (1 hour and 30 minutes)




ISSTI News 19 Sep 2017

Eric Monteiro seminar DIGITAL OIL 3pm Tuesday 19th September

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ISSTI News 19 Sep 2017

Visit from Chinese Academy of Sciences

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12 Sep 2017

Niki Vermeulen and her team win the Tam Dalyell Prize

Dr Niki Vermeulen and her team have been awarded the University’s Tam Dalyell Prize for her Curious Edinburgh Project.

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07 Sep 2017

Joyce Tait appointed to Prime Minister's Council for Science and Technology

The Council for Science and Technology advises the Prime Minister on strategic science and technology policy issues that cut across the responsibilities of individual government departments.

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07 Aug 2017

Summer school research leads to New Statesman article for STIS PhD student Tim Squirrel

STIS PhD student Tim Squirrel has used research generated through a recent Digital Methods Summer School at the University of Amsterdam to publish a piece with the New Statesman on alt-right language.

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Latest Issue of the ISSTI Newsletter: ISSTI Newsletter Issue 30 - April 2017