WELCOME TO Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy

The approach of the Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy is applied and global. Sitting on the interface between research and policy makers, we explore, experiment with, and improve the ways scientific and engineering expertise and knowledge are engaged with public decision-making. We work across disciplines and cultures to achieve impact in government, private and public sector organisations at a local, national and international level.

We have expertise on the technical and analytic tools of the natural and engineering sciences, as well as the frameworks of social and political science, and policy analysis. Current focus areas include energy and environment, local national and international infrastructures, humanitarian and sustainable development, surveillance and security, and digital and cyber. It is building collaborative partnerships across ISRU both within the School of civil Environment, Engineering, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, and with the policy, laws and social science expertise across ISRU’s other Faculties. We work closely with policy practitioners such as the Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology, global organisations and corporations.

Our Masters programmes in Science and Public Policy, and Engineering and Public Policy welcomed their inaugural classes in Autumn 2014. It also offers opportunities for PhD studentships and executive education.

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