SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit

Grants, Awards, Appointments

square logo steps laSustainability hub in Latin America

Latest STEPS Centre regional hub opens in Buenos Aires.

cables in a flower potTechnical change, employment & inequality

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

colciencias signing 2Colombian students to study at SPRU

Colombian Government to support students to study at SPRU.

Square shaped Johan picSPRU's director receives award

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

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 commences

impact award sqSuccess at Sussex Impact and Research Awards

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

josh siepel sqSPRU academic awarded for teaching excellence

Dr Josh Siepel awarded for Outstanding or Innovative Postgraduate Teaching in the University's annual 'Excellence in Teaching Awards'. 

cogsDiagnosis of inclusive innovation

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

brazilInnovation policy report for Brazil

Economist Professor Mariana Mazzucato has been commissioned by the Brazilian government to write a report on Brazil’s innovation policy.

footprint greenTowards climate resilient economies

European Commission funds project facilitating the move towards low-carbon sustainable and climate resilient economies.

QS logoEndorsements for academic excellence

Recent university ranking systems have highly ranked subjects taught at SPRU

siginingStrengthening STI policy in Colombia

SPRU and Colciencias sign agreement to help strengthen science, technology and innovation policy in Colombia

china flagSustainability Hub opens in China

The STEPS Centre, School of Social Development and Public Policy and other partners launch a Sustainability Hub in China.

inclusionNew EC funded project

European Commission's Horizon 2020 funds project on 'Innovation- fuelled, Sustainable, Inclusive Growth'.

Scottish flagProf Mazzucato appointed to Scottish  Council of Economic Advisors

Mariana Mazzucato, is one of the five new members appointed by First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon to the Council of Economic Advisers 

james wilsdonProfessor made Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

Professor James Wilsdon is among 33 “leading social scientists” who have been made Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences.

eurosImproving the financial system

EU funds research into improving the link between long run ‘inclusive’ growth and the structure of the financial system

Ranking tableIndex ranks SPRU influence up 

SPRU influence up on last year, according to Global Go To Think Tank Index