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Scottish flagProf Mazzucato appointed to Scottish  Council of Economic Advisors

Mariana Mazzucato, is one of the five new members appointed by First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon to the Council of Economic Advisers 

JahodaMarie Jahoda Annual Lecture


The 2015 lecture was given by Prof. Helga Nowotny on 'Scientific promises, and the link between science and society'

House of Commons reportEU regulation of GMOs

SPRU informs UK Parliamentary Select Committee on Science and Technology report on ‘Advanced genetic techniques for crop improvement: regulation, risk and precaution’.

eurosImproving the financial system


EU funds research that aims to improve the link between long run ‘inclusive’ growth and the structure of the financial system.

Brighton Fuse 2 resultsBF2

New report finds freelancers in Creative, Digital and IT sector fuel prosperity and growth

Tveg boxowards sustainable food?

PhD research finds civil society plays important role in transitions to sustainability.

Ranking tableIndex ranks SPRU influence up 

SPRU influence up on last year, according to Global Go To Think Tank Index

planetary boundariesPlanetary Boundaries, Values and Power

In a recent blog, Professor Adrian Smith presents Planetary Boundaries as a social and political issue rather than purely physical