Science, Technology and Innovation Studies
Since the founding of the department in 1966, we offer a unique interdisciplinary environment in which we address vital questions about the world we live in.
We offer a diverse, innovative and exciting range of undergraduate courses and postgraduate taught and research opportunities.
We produce innovative and interdisciplinary research and deliver public policy advice and consultancy on the socio-economic implications of technology and innovation.
Find out more about the whole team: the academic staff and their research interests, PhD students and their thesis subjects, and the professional services colleagues who keep it all in working order.
Energy expert to advise Scottish Government on fuel poverty
Dr Kirsten Jenkins of the School of Social and Political Science has become a member of the Scottish Government’s new Scottish Fuel Poverty Advisory Panel, helping to tackle fuel poverty in Scotland.
New research hub to transform foundation industries
Edinburgh researchers have joined a research consortium examining how the foundation industries - chemicals, cement, ceramics, glass, metals and paper – can prosper and develop while helping achieve the UK’s Net Zero 2050 environmental targets.
New fellowship for academics engaging with the work of Stuart Hall
A new postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Edinburgh for 2022 is open for applications from scholars engaging with the work of Stuart Hall, a celebrated academic, writer and cultural studies pioneer.
Rural communities most exposed to risk of energy and transport poverty, new study finds
Rural residents are most likely to be impacted by the twin pressures of energy poverty and transport poverty simultaneously, a new study by an Edinburgh researcher warns.
STIS Seminar - Daniel Breslau
Join us for our second seminar of Semester 2! Daniel Breslau (Virginia Tech) will be examining the use of public policies to promote non-carbon emitting energy sources in the US and the markets they create.