Science Studies Unit

Members of the Science Studies Unit examine the social construction of scientific knowledge in a variety of historical, geographical, and disciplinary settings. Our links to one another are therefore those of method and approach grounded in the sociology of scientific knowledge. Through these links a diverse range of projects are brought together. We work to continue the Edinburgh tradition of examining the social causes for our scientific beliefs.

With alumni located all over the globe, we enjoy the benefits of wide collaborations. A long-standing research centre in the University, the group remains the home for the 'Edinburgh School' in the sociology of scientific knowledge.

Scientists at work