SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit

SPRU ranked no.1 science and technology think tank in UK

SPRU has been ranked 1st in the UK (7th in the world) by the 'Global Go To Think Tank Index report 2016', in its list of top Science and Technology think tanks. Moving up one place from last year's ranking as 2nd in the UK (8th globally), SPRU has featured in the index's Top 10 list every year since 2013

SPRU's Director Professor Johan Schot said:

"I am immensely pleased that SPRU has been ranked as the top Science and Technology think tank in the UK. The ranking is further evidence of SPRU’s international recognition as an independent, world-leading centre of research on science, technology and innovation policy. With more than 50 years of experience, SPRU remains at the forefront of new ideas, problem-orientated research, inspiring teaching and creative, high-impact engagement with decision-makers across government, business and civil society."

Published annually by the University of Pennsylvania (USA) since 2008, the report is designed to identify and recognise centres of excellence across the different areas of public policy research in every region of the world. 

Further information

View the full 'Global Go To Think Tank Index report 2016'.

View Global Go To Think Tank Index archives from previous years.