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Programmes Science & Society

Institute for Science, Innovation and Society

What are we doing?

We conduct research, deliver teaching and formulate policy proposals on the implications of scientific and technological change in contemporary societies. Cross cutting interests include issues of emerging technology, infrastructure transition, governance and regulation, and the constitution of publics.

Why is it important?
Scientific and technological changes are at the centre of transformations experienced by humanity in the 21st century. It is vital to anticipate, understand and influence these changes now.

How are we different?
The Institute encompasses world-class capabilities (both scholarly and practical) and combines research, practice and education across multiple domains, from intellectual property rights in the life sciences to climate geoengineering governance.

Research includes the Future of CitiesResource StewardshipFood GovernanceClimate Alternatives and BioProperty.