SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit

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

SPRU has been ranked 1st in the UK (3rd in the world) by the 'Global Go To Think Tank Index report 2018', in its list of top Science and Technology think tanks. Retaining its position from last year’s rankings as 1st in the UK, and climbing in its global position from 7th to 3rd, SPRU has featured in the index's Top 10 list every year since 2013

SPRU's Interim Director Professor Gordon Mackerron said:

‘I’m delighted that once again SPRU has been recognised as the top think-tank on science and technology policy.  This is especially pleasing given that our main business is research and teaching – to be recognised additionally as a think-tank in addition reflects our capacity to be at the cutting edge of engagement with the wider community of decision-makers across the public sector, business and civil society, both in the UK and globally.’

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 2018'

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