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.
Police and government use online ‘influence’ tactics to tackle crime and shape behaviour in the UK
New research has found that advertising and influencing techniques often used by marketers and advertisers to encourage audiences to buy products are being used by law enforcement and government agencies in the UK for crime prevention.
New toolkit to transform collaborative research approaches across disciplines
Edinburgh researchers and partners have created a new toolkit to support collaboration between arts, humanities, and social science disciplines and STEM areas to solve society’s most complex challenges.
SPS energy expert highlights Scottish research ahead of COP 26
Dr Kirsten Jenkins, whose work focuses on how energy transitions affect society and create issues of injustice, has joined Scotland’s leading climate researchers in a series of expert interviews by the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE).