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
 56
United Kingdom average
 34
Global average
 31
Founded by
Founders: Christopher Freeman
Founder gender: All male
Leadership
Leader(s) (2021): N/A
Leader gender: 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
 86
% Female staff
2021
Science and Technology Policy Research
 35%
United Kingdom average
 42%
Global average
 48%
2020
Science and Technology Policy Research
 50%
2019
Science and Technology Policy Research
 53%
% 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
 34
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
 42,838
Global average
 30,826
Likes (2019)
Science and Technology Policy Research
 1,065
Likes (2016)
Science and Technology Policy Research
 226
Twitter
Followers (2022)
Science and Technology Policy Research
 12,302
United Kingdom average
 37,182
Global average
 19,281
Followers (2021)
Science and Technology Policy Research
 11,653
Followers (2019)
Science and Technology Policy Research
 10,300
Subscribers (2022)
Science and Technology Policy Research
 596
United Kingdom average
 12,099
Global average
 5,626
Subscribers (2021)
Science and Technology Policy Research
 490
Subscribers (2019)
Science and Technology Policy Research
 336
Followers (2019)
Science and Technology Policy Research
 309
United Kingdom average
 5,628
Global average
 6,317

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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