Dunedin wins History of Science and Technology Congress

Dunedin in New Zealand has won the right to host the 27th International Congress of History of Science and Technology in 2025.

Taking place every four years, it will mark the first time the Congress been held in the South Pacific.

The event will is expected to attract around 900 delegates to Dunedin for what is the largest conference for the study of history of science, technology, and medicine

The conference bid was led by host venue the University of Otago, with support from Tourism New Zealand and Enterprise Dunedin.

“This win is very important for the international reputation of the university and Dunedin,” said Media, Film and Communication Associate Professor Hugh Slotten, from the University of Otago.

“It highlights a particular strength of the university, not only in the Health Sciences and the Sciences but also in areas of research and teaching that connect the Humanities with the Sciences and the Health Sciences. Science Communication and Bioethics also have world-class reputations here.”