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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

Tribute to Herbert Gottweis published in Biosocieties

Posted on Monday 20 October 2014

Catherine Waldby and colleagues have published a valediction for Herbert Gottweis in the journal Biosocieties in which his close colleagues remember Herbert's intellectual contributions and his extremely supportive approach to all those he worked with, especially younger scholars. It is freely available at:

SATSU Annual Review

Posted on Monday 13 October 2014

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

3 Days in the Air - 4 Days on the ground !

Posted on Friday 3 October 2014

Andrew Webster went on a flying visit...

Epigenomics and Health Care Policy Conference

Posted on Friday 22 August 2014

We take this opportunity to announce the launch of the conference "EPIGENomics and Health Care Policy: Challenges and Opportunities" at the European Institute of Oncology, via Adamello, 16 - Milan (Italy), which will take place on December 1-3/2014.

SATSU hosts meeting to discuss new UKAsISST national association

Posted on Thursday 3 July 2014

On June 30, SATSU was very pleased to host a meeting of colleagues from around the UK working in the fields of Science, Technology and Innovation Studies, to discuss proposals for a new national association for STIS.


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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©