STS Lab : a brief overview
The Science and Technology Studies laboratory (STSLab) is a research unit within the Institute of Social Sciences (ISS). The main objectives of the STSLab are to:
- Provide a forum for discussion and intellectual exchanges for young and senior researchers working with different theoretical and empirical approaches;
- Promote teamwork and knowledge sharing to foster the development of new research projects;
- Promote scientific collaborations and networking at the national and international levels;
- Increase the scientific visibility of the STS field in Switzerland.
The STSLab was created on January 1st, 2016 to reflect the significant development of STS research and teaching within the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (SSP) for over 20 years. Such a development tallies with the expansion of this interdisciplinary field at a European and international level, and with the gradual integration of STS into many areas of study, especially in the social sciences. The STSLab brings together colleagues at the UNIL and other institutions who work within the STS field and share scientific skills and collaborative networks at the local, national, and international levels.