Welcome to the Science and Technology Studies Unit (SATSU)

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SATSU is an internationally recognised social science research centre exploring the dynamics, practices, and possibilities of contemporary science and technology.

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SATSU 2016 Annual Review

Posted on Tuesday 27 September 2016

*NEW* SATSU Annual Review

New SATSU Publication - Metric Power

Posted on Friday 9 September 2016

David Beer's new book Metric Power has just been published by Palgrave Macmillan

Building Interdisciplinary Analysis and Capacity: The UoYSTS Roundtable

Posted on Tuesday 5 April 2016

Workshop held on developing interdisciplinary research in STS

Amanda Rees, Welsh Skulls and the Value of Cultural Difference

Posted on Tuesday 20 October 2015

Amanda Rees has recently published research relating to the role of the physical anthropologist, H J Fleure, who, based at Aberystwyth University, examined thousands of welsh skulls, their location and forebears to show how place influenced people, and the way that geography affected identity. A report on her work appeared in during Welsh History Month (oct 2015): see


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Research themes

Find out about projects within our key research areas: the biosciences, health, digital media and social networking, space and mobility, and democratic governance.

Anniversary lecture series

View webcasts of invited lectures on new technologies, science and culture.

Working papers

Read our research papers, the purpose of which is to foster discussion and debate prior to publication elsewhere.

iCS journal

The iCS (Information, Communication & Society) journal draws together the most current work upon the social, economic and cultural impact of the emerging properties of the new ICTs. Now included in the Thomson Reuters Social Science Citation Index©


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