STEPS Summer School

A global outlook for impact: Sussex ranked #1 for Development Studies

The QS University Rankings 2017 have ranked the University of Sussex first in the world for Development Studies. The result is an opportunity to celebrate the quality, impact and range of international development research and courses offered across the Sussex campus, including at the Institute of Development Studies.

spru50 conference

Transforming Innovation: STEPS members at the SPRU50 conference

As part of its 50th anniversary in 2016, the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) is hosting a major conference from 7-9 September 2016 at the University of Sussex. The theme is ‘Transforming Innovation’. SPRU is one of the two institutional hosts of STEPS (the other is the Institute of Development Studies), and the conference features a…

Call for proposals: SPRU 50th Anniversary Conference

As part of the Science Policy Research Unit’s 50th anniversary in 2016, it will be hosting a major conference from 7-9 September 2016 at the University of Sussex. The conference will also be complemented by a full programme of activities to celebrate 50 years of SPRU. Over three days, based on the overarching theme of ‘Transforming…

STEPS at the IST2015 Sustainability Transformations conference

This week the International Sustainability Transitions Conference takes place at Sussex University, hosted by the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU). The event kicks off on the afternoon of 25 August and runs till the end of the week. Transitions and transformations are a major component of the STEPS Centre’s work, and are the theme of…

STEPS Summer School 2014 – Elsie Khakasa’s review

Guest post by Elsie Khakasa, STEPS Summer School 2014 participant. This post is reposted from Elsie’s blog with kind permission. Two weeks of a thought provoking and intense summer school have left me excited, and intellectually invigorated. I was fortunate to take part in this year’s STEPS Centre Summer School on Pathways to Sustainability, held from…

INNOVATION, SUSTAINABILITY, DEVELOPMENT: A NEW MANIFESTO – THE STUDENTS’ VIEW

By JULIA DAY, STEPS Centre member With British summertime underway in the usual fashion (horizontal rain battering the windows) a 16-strong group of MA and DPhil students and visiting fellows from the Institute of Development Studies and SPRU Science and Technology Policy Research are gathered here in Brighton to take part in the STEPS Centre’s…