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Jahoda 2016Marie Jahoda Annual Lecture 2016

Full house at Dani Rodrik lecture on 'growth miracles'

SPRU 50th anniversary logoOfficial launch of Anniversary Year

Celebrating 50th Anniversary with faculty, students and friends of SPRU.

Lady putting up a solar panel in the forest in IndiaSouth Asia Sustainability Hub launched

New STEPS Centre Hub launched in New Delhi.

collaborationKnowledge Transfer in Sudan

Series of talks on knowledge transfer, knowledge management and sustainable development in Sudan

picture of a graduation hat and a paper scroll tied with a red ribbonFormer SPRU staff receive honorary degrees

Two honorary degrees awarded to former SPRU staff at winter graduation

Smart Energy Transition logoSmart Energy Transition seminar

Research seminar on innovation policy, climate policy and energy transitions organised in Helsinki.

logo of the low carbon innovation china projectWorkshop at Tsinghua University

Insights from 'Low Carbon Innovation in China' project shared at workshop in Beijing.

sustainabilityTransformations to Sustainability

ISSC award grant to STEPS Centre to fund "Transformative Knowledge Network" consortium.

SEDIPresenting at the BWC Annual Meeting

Two researchers attend the Biological Weapons Convention Annual Meeting 2015 and present at side events

Picture of Herrenhausen palace, which is in Hannover, GermanyRethinking society for the 21st century

Workshop on science, technology and society to bring together scholars engaged in IPSP initiative

square uae oil to knFrom Oil to Knowledge

New book looks at the UAE's transition to a knowledge-based economy.

cables in a flower potTechnical change, employment & inequality

New project funded by ESRC to investigate how technical change affects employment and income inequality.

square logo steps laSustainability hub in Latin America

Latest STEPS Centre regional hub opens in Buenos Aires.


cop21parislogoClimate change and sustainability - COP21

Research on low-carbon innovation presented at COP21.

Square shaped Johan picSPRU's director receives award

Professor Johan Schot receives award for "outstanding contribution to the history of technology".

pic taken at machines roomFablab workshop

Two-day workshop on makerspaces and sustainable development held in London.

a shoe printed3D printing in Latin America

New article considers whether 3D printing signals a technological revolution for Latin America.

picture of a labComparative study on research policy

New report compares research policy in a set of Nordic countries and a set of international counterparts.

E&W men sqEnergy and water interdependencies

Policy note identifies several actions that can provide a new framework for enhancing the governance of energy and water interdependencies.

cogsInclusive innovation research findings

Research findings presented to policy makers, farmers and industry in Chile and Colombia

colciencias signing 2Colombian students to study at SPRU

Colombian Government to support students to study at SPRU.

taiwan flag / mapTraining for Taiwanese government officials

Senior figures from the Taiwanese Government recieve tailored training programme with SPRU's experts

nuclear sqNuclear power politics

Short video explains outcomes of research into the politics influencing nuclear power trajectories in the UK and Germany

BHFPAccelerating progress towards sustainability

New briefing paper provides information on how local organisations can accelerate progress towards sustainability.

profs 3Three new professors

SPRU appoints three new eminent professors in energy, sustainability transitions and economics of innovation

IST 2015 hosted at SPRUIST 2015

SPRU hosts an international conference that provides a platform to demonstrate the extensive sustainability transition research taking place within SPRU

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