We seek to maintain our international reputation in all aspects of the study of science, technology and innovation in society. We produce innovative and interdisciplinary research, public policy advice and consultancy on the socio-economic implications of technology and innovation.
Our research covers four broad clusters including: History and Sociology of Science, Technology and Medicine | Environment, Energy and Sustainability | Studies of the Life Sciences | Information and Communication Technologies.
Interested in our story? Our research activities can be traced back to three main groups: the Science Studies Unit, Innogen and ISSTI. Explore the history of these groups to learn more about where it all began.
Interested in collaborating with us? We provide a successful and supportive research environment that attracts a substantial level of external funding. Explore our current and completed projects to learn more about what we do.
Interested in studying for a PhD? Explore our listing of completed PhD titles, dating back to 1972.
Dr Niki Vermeulen and her team have been awarded the University’s Tam Dalyell Prize for her Curious Edinburgh Project.
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