Our world faces big questions: What role should science and technology play in society? How to address climate change? How can we ensure sustainable and fair economic growth? These questions, and many more like them, do not have simple answers.
"Those who will take up our field of study in the future will do so because they are motivated by our ‘good news’ about the possibility of achieving a better world. The ‘good news’ that we have to offer is not a blind faith in the value of innovation, but a critical appreciation that the choices that we make determine the road that we will follow."
Prof Ed Steinmueller
Understanding these questions requires an understanding not just of science and technology, but also of their role in society.
At SPRU we realise that these issues will not be solved by only one discipline but by researchers from different backgrounds working together to gain deeper understanding of these pressing issues.
We transfer our different approaches into a high-quality MSc and PhD offering. These provide a common set of intellectual foundations that will provide you with a unique set of skills required to analyse and understand complex problems; SPRU is ranked second only to Harvard in terms of research impact on innovation studies*.
As a SPRU student you will have access to world-leading experts who draw upon economics, sociology, policy, management, political science, engineering, law, the natural and life sciences, and history to address these big issues.
- Energy Policy for Sustainability MSc
- Innovation and Sustainability for International Development MSc
- Science and Technology Policy MSc
- Technology and Innovation Management MSc
- Chancellor's Masters Scholarship
Application deadline: 1 August 2014
Science, Innovation and the Global Race: Is the UK in danger of being left behind?
Chair: Prof James Wilsdon
6pm-7pm, Monday 10 March
Jubilee Lecture Theatre
Part of One World Week
A public discussion with colleagues from BMEc and IDS, hosted by Prof James Wilsdon, professor of Science and Democracy at SPRU. All welcome.
SPRU - Science and Technology Policy Research
University of Sussex
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