Institute for Policy Research

Activism over Acrimony

Dr Richard Watermeyer reflects
on the impact of the REF

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The ground has shifted

After GE2017, is the time right
for a basic income? Joe Chrisp investigates in a new blog

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Open City: London After Brexit

A new report from the
Centre for London and the IPR
examines the future
of the capital

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IPR Research

  • IPR is a leading public policy research institute, based at the University of Bath. We undertake research into major public policy challenges, study how governments work and what they do, and offer professional doctorates and fellowship programmes to people working in policymaking. We promote public debate through events, policy briefs and blogs, and facilitate exchange between researchers and practitioners, in Bath and London. We have partnerships with university institutes around the world.

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Policy Fellowship Programme


The IPR Policy Fellowship Programme brings together senior policy makers and the University’s best academic talent.

Professional Doctorate

Professional Doctorate

For experienced policy professionals wanting to develop their policy analysis expertise without having to take a full career break.

Upcoming events

Wed Nov 15 08:56:00 GMT 2017

Brexit: The View from Poland

Wed Nov 15 12:33:00 GMT 2017

The New Politics of Class