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The University of Edinburgh: Science and Technology Studies

Institution The University of Edinburgh View institution profile
Department School of Social and Political Science
Study type Research


The University of Edinburgh has an international reputation as a leading centre of research in Science and Technology Studies (STS).

STIS hosts the Innogen Institute and the Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation, which bring together scholars and specialist groups from across the University.

  • Innogen Institute

  • Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation

Science, Technology and Innovation Studies at SPS Access to perhaps the largest and most interdisciplinary array of academic expertise in science and technology studies in the world allows us to provide training and specialized supervision for research students across a wide range of research topics.

Edinburgh scholars work around the globe on the social and historical aspects of developments in science and technology.

Particular strengths in research include:

  • the history and philosophy of science

  • the social shaping of technology

  • the sociology of knowledge

  • social studies of biology and medicine

  • the history of medicine

  • the politics of controversies and public engagement with science and technology

  • science, technology and gender

  • the sociology of financial markets

  • innovation in life sciences (agriculture, food and health)

  • social studies of information and communication technologies

  • measuring and modelling the state of the environment and its sustainability

  • energy transitions

  • research policy, research metrics and research cultures

  • science and technology in low and middle income countries

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University of EdinburghThe University of Edinburgh is one of the world's top universities, consistently ranked in the world top 50, and placed 15th in the 2023 QS World University Rankings. Our entrepreneurial and cross-disciplinary culture attracts not only students but also staff from some 156 countries, creating a unique Edinburgh experience.

We provide a stimulating working, learning, and teaching environment with access to excellent facilities and attract the world's best, from Nobel Prize winning laureates to future explorers, pioneers and inventors.

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