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Better Government Projects (Project X)
Project receives major ESRC grant to research improving the delivery of major government projects.

gdp boxSTI Policy Studies in International Disarmament Efforts

Doctoral researcher wins the first Disarmament Essay Contest.

New Policy and Evidence Centrecreative cluster

University of Sussex Business School lead partner in new Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre.

CREDS launchCreds box

Launch of new UK Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions.

frackingFracking, Framing and Effective Participation

New project to examine the politics of fracking and the utilisation of shale gas in the UK.

frackingFirst Chris Freeman Visiting Fellow

SPRU welcomed Professor Judith Sutz as the first Chris Freeman Visiting Fellow.

City vector boxGovernance of Sociotechnical Transformations

New project will focus on transformations in energy, agriculture and urban digital infrastructure.

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.

STI challengeWinners of the STI Policy Challenge

Winners announced of the first STI Policy Challenge.

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

Grant awarded to investigate knowledge systems 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.

STEPS Transformations logo 100x100pxFour-Year Programme for STEPS Centre

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