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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.
Energy experts respond to the Prime Minister's ten point net zero plan
Members of the Science Policy Research Unit analyse plans unveiled by the Prime Minister designed to reduce UK net carbon emissions to zero by 2050
Calls for world’s most popular artificial sweetener to be banned in UK under incoming Brexit powers
Prof Erik Millstone is calling for the UK Government and Food Standards Agency to use post-Brexit powers in the New Year to ban the use of aspartame.
Academics and policy makers mobilise to transform innovation in South Africa
140 experts helped to transform South Africa’s science, technology and innovation systems in a three-day forum, co-organised by Sussex.
SPRU Researchers invited to act as expert group on Artificial Intelligence and Digitalisation
SPRU researchers were invited by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission to act as an expert group on AI and Digitalisation.
New Sussex Innovation Forum to boost region’s sustainability, wellbeing and economy
Businesses and community groups are being invited to help deliver the innovation required to make Sussex net zero.
Clean and clear: How being more transparent over resources helps cut carbon emissions
Countries that sign up to improved financial transparency over oil, gas, and mining revenues benefit from significant reductions in carbon emissions.
SPRU experts give recommendations to UN DESA on role of digital technologies in sustainable development
During the summer, Dr Tommaso Ciarli and Prof Maria Savona took part in the UN DESA Division for Inclusive Social Development's Expert Group Meeting.
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Two's a crowd: Nuclear and renewables don't mix. Only the latter can deliver truly low carbon energy says new study
If countries want to lower emissions as substantially, rapidly and cost-effectively as possible, they should prioritize renewables.
New study reveals flaws in UK Coronavirus testing system after comparison with other countries
A comparative analysis led by SPRU academics finds room for improvement in the Find, Test, Trace, Isolate, Support (FTTIS) systems of six countries.
Creative graduates more entrepreneurial and as employable as peers, new study finds
Graduates in creative subjects suffer no deficit in earnings to students of supposedly “higher value” degrees such as biology, languages or psychology
To end King Coal’s reign, must his loyal subjects get paid? Compensating phase-out losers for a just transition
Governments should be prepared to pay billions of pounds to operators of coal-fired power plants in agreements to shut down their plants early.