Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation

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ISSTI
Established 2001 (2001)
Type Public
Founder Robin Williams
Location Old Surgeons' Hall, High School Yards
Edinburgh
UK
Focus Life Science; Innovation, Information Communication Technology; Energy Technologies & Environmental Innovation; Historical Sociology of Science, Technology and Medicine
Functions Research, Teaching, Knowledge Transfer
Website ISSTI

The Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation (ISSTI) is an interdisciplinary research centre based in the UK.[1] The research network was established in 2001 to bring together groups of academics and individual researchers across the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK. It consolidates activities in research, teaching and knowledge transfer on social and policy aspects of science, technology and innovation.

ISSTI is coordinated by the Research Centre for Social Sciences. Other core groups are Science Studies Unit, the ESRC Innogen Centre, the Japanese European Technology Studies (JETS) in Economics and the Entrepreneurship and Innovation group in the Business School and Economics.[2]

Research[edit]

The institute's research activities fall into four broad priority areas: Life Science Innovation; Information and Communication Technologies; Energy Technologies & Environmental Innovation; and, the Historical Sociology of Science, Technology and Medicine.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rafols, Ismael (2012). "How journal rankings can suppress interdisciplinary research: A comparison between Innovation Studies and Business & Management", Research Policy, 41(7)
  2. ^ "Research History". University of Edinburgh. Retrieved 22 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "About the Institute". University of Edinburgh. Retrieved 22 October 2012. 

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