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

Organisation details

Business model
University institute/center
Institutional affiliations
University
Year founded
1966
Age (years)
Science and Technology Policy Research
58 
United Kingdom average
 36
Global average
 32
Founded by
Founders: Christopher Freeman
Founder gender: All male
Leadership
Leader(s) (2023): N/A
Leader gender: N/A
Leader(s) (2022): N/A
Leader gender: N/A
Leader(s) (2021): N/A
Leader gender: N/A
Staff size
2023
Science and Technology Policy Research
 46
United Kingdom average
 41
Global average
 66
2021
Science and Technology Policy Research
 36
% Female staff
2023
Science and Technology Policy Research
 24%
United Kingdom average
 51%
Global average
 50%
2021
Science and Technology Policy Research
 35%
2020
Science and Technology Policy Research
 50%
% Female researchers
2021
Science and Technology Policy Research
 35%
United Kingdom average
 20%
Global average
 16%
2020
Science and Technology Policy Research
 35%
2019
Science and Technology Policy Research
 42%

Organisational performance

Publications
2020
Science and Technology Policy Research
 122
United Kingdom average
 32
Global average
 35
2019
Science and Technology Policy Research
 147
2018
Science and Technology Policy Research
 170

Social

Likes (2023)
Science and Technology Policy Research
 110,763
United Kingdom average
 44,614
Global average
 27,094
Likes (2021)
Science and Technology Policy Research
 97,055
Likes (2019)
Science and Technology Policy Research
 1,065
Twitter
Followers (2024)
Science and Technology Policy Research
 12,524
United Kingdom average
 29,197
Global average
 18,119
Followers (2022)
Science and Technology Policy Research
 12,302
Followers (2021)
Science and Technology Policy Research
 11,653
Subscribers (2023)
Science and Technology Policy Research
 646
United Kingdom average
 12,248
Global average
 6,305
Subscribers (2022)
Science and Technology Policy Research
 596
Subscribers (2021)
Science and Technology Policy Research
 490
Followers (2019)
Science and Technology Policy Research
 309
United Kingdom average
 5,547
Global average
 6,386

Data notes

Last updated: 22/01/2022
Rating of data accuracy (find out more) : OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: Organisation┬┤s website
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