The MSc course in Innovation for Sustainable International Development equips students with the knowledge and skills to translate theories of innovation into effective development policies and practices to achieve inclusive growth in the Global South.
The United Nationâ€™s post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals propose to end poverty and hunger while achieving sustainable production and consumption. The World Bank and other influential international agencies increasingly talk about sustainable development in terms of â€˜Inclusive Green Growthâ€™. Yet the different aspects of economic growth, greening and inclusiveness, may be at odds with each other. Therefore, strategies to address these challenges are fast becoming a 21st century imperative.
The course investigates how to reconcile economic growth, greening and inclusiveness through policies that combine the «right» science, technology and innovation to ensure sustainable development.
SPRU is recognised internationally as being at the forefront of research in the field of science and technology policy and innovation management. In fact, SPRU is ranked the 2nd science and policy think tank in the UK and 8th in the world. University of Pennsylvania: Global Go-To Think-Tanks Report 2014
Our research informs our teaching. So, our students have access to world-leading experts who draw upon economics, sociology, policy, management, political science, engineering, law, the natural and life sciences, and history to address some of the major issues of our time.
Funding opportunities available, please see our website: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/spru/study/scholarships