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
 35
Global average
 31
Founded by
Founders: Christopher Freeman
Founder gender: All male
Leadership
Leader(s) (2019): Professor Jeremy Hall
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2016): Johan Schot
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2019
Science and Technology Policy Research
 62
United Kingdom average
 52
Global average
 120
2016
Science and Technology Policy Research
 50
% Female staff
2019
Science and Technology Policy Research
53% 
United Kingdom average
45% 
Global average
42% 
% Female researchers
2019
Science and Technology Policy Research
42% 
United Kingdom average
32% 
Global average
34% 

Organisational performance

Publications
2018
Science and Technology Policy Research
 170
United Kingdom average
 50
Global average
 6,666
2015
Science and Technology Policy Research
 186

Social

Likes (2019)
Science and Technology Policy Research
 1,065
United Kingdom average
 14,307
Global average
 24,405
Likes (2016)
Science and Technology Policy Research
 226
Twitter
Followers (2019)
Science and Technology Policy Research
 10,300
United Kingdom average
 24,104
Global average
 15,113
Followers (2017)
Science and Technology Policy Research
 7,312
Followers (2016)
Science and Technology Policy Research
 6,178
Subscribers (2019)
Science and Technology Policy Research
 336
United Kingdom average
 12,496
Global average
 5,924
Subscribers (2016)
Science and Technology Policy Research
 226
Followers (2019)
Science and Technology Policy Research
 309
United Kingdom average
 5,498
Global average
 6,912

Data notes

Last updated: 11/02/2020
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website
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