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Local Distribution of productivity Gains

New project examines the effect of firm labour productivity changes on wages in the UK.

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Conflict and Private Economic activity

New project investigates impact of violent conflict on entrepreneurial activites in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Luigi Orsenigo

Professor of Economics of Innovation Appointed

Luigi Orsenigo appointed as the RM Philips Chair in Economics of Innovation.

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Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium

Major international initiative based at SPRU to be extended to a 5-year programme.

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New research centre uses innovative modelling tools to map UK's energy future.

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New project investigates screening for cancer in the post-genomic era.

Scientists looking at microscope 100pxSerendipity in Research and Innovation

ERC grant awarded for project exploring the idea of ‘serendipity’ in research.

Deep transitions graphic squareDeep Transitions programme

SPRU launches £1.5m cutting-edge research programme on Deep Transitions.

Solar panels and wind square 100pxNew INNOPATHS project

New project maps innovation pathways for Europe's low-carbon transition.

THELMA awards squareRecognition at THELMA awards

SPRU recognised for forward-thinking research at THE Leadership and Management Awards.

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Student-nominated award given to SPRU Professor for outstanding teaching.

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SPRU Professor conferred the award of Fellow by the Academy of Social Sciences.

Johan Schot NOVA honorary degree - squareSPRU Director receives honorary degree

SPRU Director awarded an honoris causa from Universidade NOVA de Lisboa.

Illustration of hut with water pumpNo 1 for development studies

Sussex ranked best in the world for development studies by QS World University Rankings 2017.

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SPRU members awarded project grants in first round of SSRP funding.

SPRU graphic for think tank index squareNo.1 UK think tank

SPRU ranked no.1 science and technology think tank in UK by Global Go To Index.