SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit


square uae oil to knFrom Oil to Knowledge

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


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.

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.

Mazzucato sqProf criticises budget surplus plans

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

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.

waste pickersUrban waste management

Policy brief rethinks urban waste management in India for better environment, health and livelihoods

Sci advice Europe sqFuture directions of scienfic advice in Europe

New book aims to help support scientific advice within the European Commission.

css logoNurse review of research councils

SPRU has submitted a response to the Nurse Review of Research Councils..

measurementManifesto for research metrics

The Leiden Manifesto for research metrics advocates the need for good practices in metrics-based research assessments

MOFI sqNew book on investment-led growth

Co-edited by Professor Mariana Mazzucato and Dr Caetano Penna, this book offers a challenge to the prevailing narrative on fiscal policies.

MO approach reportBuilding the Entrepreneurial State

SPRU Professor in the Economics of Innovation calls for mission-oriented investment in innovation to create long-term growth

House of Commons reportEU regulation of GMOs

SPRU informs UK Parliamentary Select Committee on Science and Technology report.

planetary boundariesPlanetary boundaries, values and power

In a recent blog, Professor Adrian Smith presents Planetary Boundaries as a social and political issue rather than purely physical