SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit

2015 Highlights

SEDIPresenting at the BWC Annual Meeting

Two researchers attend the Biological Weapons Convention Annual Meeting 2015 and present at side events.

square uae oil to knFrom Oil to Knowledge

New book looks at the UAE's transition to a knowledge-based economy.

cables in a flower potTechnical change, employment & inequality

New project funded by ESRC to investigate how technical change affects employment and income inequality.

square logo steps laSustainability hub in Latin America

Latest STEPS Centre regional hub opens in Buenos Aires.


cop21parislogoClimate change and sustainability - COP21

Research on low-carbon innovation presented at COP21.

Square shaped Johan picSPRU's director receives award

Professor Johan Schot receives award for "outstanding contribution to the history of technology".

pic taken at machines roomFablab workshop

Two-day workshop on makerspaces and sustainable development held in London.

a shoe printed3D printing in Latin America

New article considers whether 3D printing signals a technological revolution for Latin America.

picture of a labComparative study on research policy

New report compares research policy in a set of Nordic countries and a set of international counterparts.

E&W men sqEnergy and water interdependencies

Policy note identifies several actions that can provide a new framework for enhancing the governance of energy and water interdependencies.

cogsInclusive innovation research findings

Research findings presented to policy makers, farmers and industry in Chile and Colombia

colciencias signing 2Colombian students to study at SPRU

Colombian Government to support students to study at SPRU.

taiwan flag / mapTraining for Taiwanese government officials

Senior figures from the Taiwanese Government recieve tailored training programme with SPRU's experts

nuclear sqNuclear power politics

Short video explains outcomes of research into the politics influencing nuclear power trajectories in the UK and Germany

BHFPAccelerating progress towards sustainability

New briefing paper provides information on how local organisations can accelerate progress towards sustainability.

profs 3Three new professors

SPRU appoints three new eminent professors in energy, sustainability transitions and economics of innovation

IST 2015 hosted at SPRUIST 2015

SPRU hosts an international conference that provides a platform to demonstrate the extensive sustainability transition research taking place within SPRU

ResNexusInvestigating the urban Nexus

ESRC funds project investigating resilience and vulnerability at the urban nexus of food, water, energy and the environment

metric tide sqThe metrics tide is rising

Chaired by Professor Wilsdon, the Independent Review of the Role of Metrics in Research Assessment and Management for HEFCE, has published its findings.

Mariana Mazzucato at US Senate Forum speaking 2Mariana Mazzucato presents at US Senate

Prof Mazzucato is a panellist and gives evidence on middle-class prosperity at a US Senate Forum.

sustainabilityOur common future under climate change

Members of SPRU present research on energy and sustainability at an important scientific conference on climate change.

planetary boundariesDeveloping nexus capabilities

The Nexus Network holds a workshop on Transdisciplinary Methods For Developing Nexus Capabilities.

impact award sqSuccess at Sussex impact and research awards

SPRU receives four awards at the inaugural Sussex Impact and Research Awards.

Mazzucato sqProf criticises budget surplus plans

Mariana Mazzucato criticises Chancellor’s budget surplus plans and urges Labour party to develop new wealth creating agenda.

cogsDiagnosis of inclusive innovation

The Chilean Ministry of Agriculture commissions SPRU researchers to diagnose “inclusive innovation” in technological intervention programmes.

NYT logoSocialising risks & rewards of innovation

Professor Mariana Mazzucato on government R&D, private profis and the American Taxpayer in NY Times.

josh siepel sqSPRU academic awarded for teaching excellence

Dr Josh Siepel awarded for Outstanding or Innovative Postgraduate Teaching. 

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