SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit


Research is at the heart of SPRU. Our work has made international contributions to the understanding of change in science, technology and innovation and the implications of these changes for society, economy and environment.

Our faculty are dedicated to producing world-leading, interdisciplinary work with a particular focus on six key subject areas:

Science, Technology and Innovation Policy

Sustainability and Development

Economics of Innovation and Technical Change

Technology and Innovation Management

Sustainability Transitions

Security and Disarmament

SPRU has 4 key Research Centres


Centre for Innovation and Energy Demand Energy group logo  STEPS logo