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.

Latest news

UK Policy on the Bioeconomy

Posted on Friday 27 March 2015

The UK Government has this month published its forward look on the bioeconomy

New Papers on Bio-Objectification and Bio-Identification Processes

Posted on Friday 6 March 2015

Two papers have just been published in the journal 'New Genetics and Society' that deploy the conceptual framework created through the COST Action on Bio-Objects

New Book from the European Bio-Objects COST Action published

Posted on Tuesday 6 January 2015

A compilation of the papers published in the CMJ and edited by Srecko Gajovic has been published.

Closing Conference of the Bio-Objects Action Brussels 2014

Posted on Monday 5 January 2015

The COST Action IS1001 'Bio-objects and their Boundaries: Matters at the Intersection of Society, Politics and Science' held its final meeting in Brussels on December 2-4 and was attended by over 50 members of the network as well as senior policy members from the European Commission, the Rathenau Institute, Prof Ilpo Helén from the University of Helsinki as invited reviewer and senior officers from the COST Office, Dr Luule Mizera and Leo Guilfoyle.

SATSU Annual Review

Posted on Monday 13 October 2014

Find out what's been happening in SATSU during 2013-2014


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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©