Think tank

Science and Technology Policy Research

SPRU

Brighton, United Kingdom

The Science Policy Research Unit is a centre of research on science, technology and innovation policy and management. It believes that innovative science policy solutions can help create more sustainable, secure and equal societies. At SPRU we are: (1) connecting experts and insights; (2) Teaching the next generation; (3) Developing leading research initiatives; (4) engaging with a wide range of partners and stakeholders, including governments, policymakers, academics, industry and civil society around the world; (5) tackling key global challenges such as climate change, environmental destruction, healthcare, inequality and insecurity, through the use of science, technology and the management of innovation for transformative change.

Contact details

Website:
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/spru/

Address:
University of Sussex, Sussex House, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH, UK

Country:
United Kingdom

Sub-region:
Northern Europe

Areas of focus

Organisation details

Business model
University institute/center
Institutional affiliations
University
Year founded
1966
Age (years)
Science and Technology Policy Research
55 
United Kingdom average
 33
Global average
 30
Founded by
Founders: Christopher Freeman
Founder gender: All male
Leadership
Leader(s) (2021): N/A Leader(s) (2020): N/A Leader(s) (2019): Professor Jeremy Hall
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2021
Science and Technology Policy Research
 36
United Kingdom average
 34
Global average
 75
2020
Science and Technology Policy Research
 11
2019
Science and Technology Policy Research
 62
% Female staff
2021
Science and Technology Policy Research
 1%
United Kingdom average
 0%
Global average
 0%
2020
Science and Technology Policy Research
 50%
2019
Science and Technology Policy Research
 53%
% Female researchers
2020
Science and Technology Policy Research
 35%
United Kingdom average
 23%
Global average
 11%
2019
Science and Technology Policy Research
 42%

Organisational performance

Publications
2020
Science and Technology Policy Research
 122
United Kingdom average
 37
Global average
 33
2019
Science and Technology Policy Research
 147
2018
Science and Technology Policy Research
 170

Social

Likes (2021)
Science and Technology Policy Research
 97,055
United Kingdom average
 43,297
Global average
 31,384
Likes (2019)
Science and Technology Policy Research
 1,065
Likes (2016)
Science and Technology Policy Research
 226
Twitter
Followers (2021)
Science and Technology Policy Research
 11,653
United Kingdom average
 34,855
Global average
 18,429
Followers (2019)
Science and Technology Policy Research
 10,300
Followers (2017)
Science and Technology Policy Research
 7,312
Subscribers (2021)
Science and Technology Policy Research
 490
United Kingdom average
 11,622
Global average
 5,254
Subscribers (2019)
Science and Technology Policy Research
 336
Subscribers (2016)
Science and Technology Policy Research
 226
Followers (2019)
Science and Technology Policy Research
 309
United Kingdom average
 5,604
Global average
 6,628

Data notes

Last updated: 08/06/2021
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website
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