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Read news from the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex.
University to play key role at new research centre at forefront of UK industrial decarbonisation ambitions
Benjamin Sovacool will be co-director and the University leads on 3 research topics at the Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre
Science Policy Research Unit establishes professional network with top South Korean institutes
The Business School is working with two Korean institutions to develop collaboration between science and technology policy professionals.
Home improvers and influencers vital to achieving UK net zero domestic heating targets
The role of enthusiastic heat pump adopters in spreading the word is as important as Government policy, education and training.
Business School achieves 2021 Innovations That Inspire award for transformative innovation policy research
AACSB International recognises the global impact of the Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium
UK society picks up unpaid £110 billion tab from energy industry every year
The true social, environmental and health costs of the UK energy sector is paid for by society at large rather than the industry or its consumers
Scotland’s pursuit of low carbon future restricted by UK national security objectives
Scotland’s progression to a low carbon future is likely being held back by national security policy from Westminster.
US society picks up unpaid $1.7 trillion tab from energy industry every year
The social, environmental and health costs of the US energy sector dwarves the revenues of the country’s upstream oil and gas industry ($181 billion)
Policy should support diverse land management that delivers for both people and nature, urge SSRP researchers
University of Sussex experts have urged policy makers to support diverse land use management to meet the diverse needs and values of people and...
Global climate scenarios may significantly overestimate the energy savings from improved energy efficiency
A new study argues that global energy modellers need to take rebound effects more seriously, and find ways of capturing their full range of effects.
High five: University of Sussex named best in the world for development studies for fifth year running
The University has been number one in the QS World University Rankings by Subject for development studies for six out of the past seven years.
PEER Hub Launch Events in Africa and Asia
Join us at our launch events! We are excited to formally launch the PEER Network at two online launch events in March 2nd & 4th, 2020.
The hidden $25 trillion cost of the planet's energy and transport systems
The hidden social, environmental and health costs of the energy and transport sectors is equal to more than a quarter of global economic output.
Outstanding Business School students awarded postgraduate prizes
This week the Business School celebrated the achievements of recently graduated Masters students at a virtual prizegiving event.
PRME Launches 5th Annual Responsible Business and Management Writing Competition
The PRME Chapter UK and Ireland writing competition 2021 is now open for entries.
Leading food academics call for emergency procedures to protect UK food supplies in open letter to Boris Johnson
The UK Government is failing in its duty to protect food supplies and support healthy nutrition in the face of the twin threats of Covid and Brexit.
Technology, Policy and Pathways to Possible Worlds: Imagining Year 2050 Now
The Eu-SPRI Mini Course considered how the future will look given the opportunities and challenges created by technological transformations.
Transformative innovation is crucial in a post-COVID scenario, say research funders
Swedish innovation chief opens event with Business School researchers and calls for sustainability and resilience based on a systemic perspective.
The CRIBs sheet for delivering meaningful change in the innovation systems of developing countries
Dr Rob Byrne tells the Impacted podcast how the CRIBs approach he helped develop is now being pursued by the World Bank and the African Union
Celebrating another record year for highly cited researchers
Nine University of Sussex academics have been included in the 2020 Highly Cited Researchers List – up from seven in last year’s global rankings.