The Centre for the Study of Corruption (CSC) was established in 2012 as the UK’s first academic centre dedicated to interdisciplinary research, policy impact and teaching on corruption and anti-corruption.

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The Centre for the Study of Corruption (CSC) is the UK’s foremost academic centre for studying corruption.

Located within one of the world’s leading universities, CSC is regarded as a highly credible source of independent and objective research and ideas. It’s listened to by governments, companies and civil society.

CSC is widely recognised for combining world-class academic approaches and research with the practical experience of how corruption can be addressed in the real world.

We operate in three broad areas:

Research: undertaking rigorous academic research to address the world’s major corruption issues

Courses & Teaching: training the next generation of anti-corruption professionals around the world

Policy: ensuring that our research informs evidence-based policy and helps change the world.


The CSC core faculty are:

The core staff are supported by a wider community of experts based at the University and beyond.


Our funding comes from a number of sources and all funding is received under the University guidelines for guaranteeing academic independence.

Our funders include the Global Integrity-DFID ACE Programme, ESRC, Wellcome Trust and the Joffe Charitable Trust.