SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit

2018 Highlights

Colombia box 100pxColombia national strategy

Colombia adopts new innovation policy in their strategy for post-conflict development.

Southern water logo 100pxSewers matter workshop

Southern Water visit campus to discuss sewer infrastructure and The Unflushables.

17 partnerships logoTransformative Innovation Policy Consortium

International partnership programme launched to tackle Sustainable Development Goals.

STI challengeGeoffey Oldham Scholarships

Scholarship fund for Masters study at SPRU celebrates the legacy of SPRU Co-Founder.

Food inspection 100pxRegulating Our Future

Brexit and food safety - Could standards get even worse?

Medical imagery 100pxLife Sciences Industrial Strategy

House of Lords Select Committee report draws extensively on reasearch by Dr Michael Hopkins.

STI challengeWinners of the STI Policy Challenge

Winners announced of the first STI Policy Challenge.

Allam Ahmed 16th WASD conferenceSustainable development conferences

Prof Allam Ahmed organised the 16th WASD and 5th Diaspora international conferences with the UN.

Car immersed in flooded car parkIPCC climate change report

SPRU energy expert selected as lead author for influential IPCC report on climate change.

hand tablet buildings UKCRED 100 x 100New UK Centre for Research on Energy Demand

SPRU to lead on 5-year research programme.

globe africa 100 x 100Promoting STI in Africa

Promoting science, technology and innovation in Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda.

cover of RPResearch Policy now ABS 4* journal

New ABS Guide 2018 promotes Research Policy from 4 to 4* ranking.

Food table square 100pxGovernment urged to halt food-safety overhaul

New briefing paper highlights the risks of weakening UK food law enforcement.

SPRU training landscape graphic cropSPRU training

SPRU offers five-day professional development course: ‘Innovation Policy in a Changing Global Context’

How can science and democracy be reconciled?

Professor Stirling delivers keynote presentation on Expertise and Democracy.

Transformative Vision for China

A two-day workshop in Beijing brings Transformative Innovation Policy (TIP) to China.

Johan Schot gives professorial lectureSPRU Director delivers Professorial Lecture

Prof Johan Schot gives professorial lecture on ‘The World in Deep Transition.

STEPS Transformations logo 100x100pxFour-Year Programme for STEPS Centre

Exciting new four-year phase of work creating alliances and dialogue between scholarship and activism.

Mexico in a lightbulb 100pxInnovation for Transformation in Mexico

Three-day event in Mexico City on ‘Transformative Change and the Three Frames of Innovation Policy.