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

Professor Herbert Gottweis

Posted on Tuesday 1 April 2014


New Post-Doc position available in SATSU

Posted on Tuesday 25 March 2014

A 3 year full-time post-doc position is available in the Unit to work on a new ESRC-funded project on regenerative medicine. See the following link for further details:

BSA Yorkshire Medical Sociology Group Inaugural Meeting

Posted on Wednesday 12 February 2014

We are pleased to announce the Inaugural Yorkshire Medical Sociology Meeting which will take place on Monday 24 February 2014, 13:00-17:30, in Lecture Theatre 1, School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield.

New ESRC Large Grant won by SATSU

Posted on Wednesday 22 January 2014

Andrew Webster has recently been awarded a large research grant as the PI by the Economic and Social Research Council to undertake work in the sociology of science field which focuses on current developments in regenerative medicine and stem cells.

Congratulations to Dr Rees on her BA Fellowship

Posted on Wednesday 15 January 2014

Excavating Deep History: historiography, methodology and narratives of human nature



Innovation in Higher Education: Building a Better Future?

Higher education is described as being in a time of crisis. In the US, tuition costs have been escalating beyond the cost of inflation for some years, students are building up significant debt, whilst completion rates are in decline. The higher education system is creaking under the strain of additional scrutiny from government, funders, parents and students, yet is struggling to re-invent itself to reduce costs whilst improving quality and increasing flexibility for learners. In a Europe facing the financial downturn, universities struggle to retain their public service ethos when budgets are under huge pressure. Elsewhere in the world, many countries plan dramatic expansion to their higher education systems to fuel their growing economies, but they are being held up by lack of infrastructure and the increased intellectual capital that is needed.

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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©