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Institute for Policy Research

A leading public policy research institute, based at the University of Bath.

Spotlight

Highlights from our latest research, analysis, activities and programmes.


Register now for Climate Exp0

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Climate Exp0 is the first virtual conference from the COP26 Universities Network and the Italian University Network for Sustainable Development (RUS).


IPR research and programmes

We aim to further the public good through research into issues of significant relevance to policy debate and decision-making, and run postgraduate and policymaker and practitioner programmes.


IPR research

Research

We aim to further the public good through research into issues of significant relevance to policy debate and decision-making.

IPR programmes

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We offer postgraduate courses, a Policy Fellowship Programme for senior policymakers and practitioners, and an International Visiting Fellows scheme.

The IPR sabbatical scheme

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Bath academics can apply to spend a semester at the IPR to work on an interdisciplinary research project with substantial policy and public engagement.


COP26 and the COP26 Universities Network

Our latest work and activity as part of the COP26 Universities Network, and the academic conference Climate Exp0, in the lead up to the main COP26 in Glasgow.


Publications

Read our publications including reports, policy briefs, blogs, and the latest academic papers.


Grey power plays

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Professor Nick Pearce and Dr Joe Chrisp further analyse the relationship between age and voting behaviour in the latest IPR blog.


Connect with us

Find out more about the IPR, and stay up-to-date with our latest research, publications, events and news.


IPR policy podcasts

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Listen to our IPR policy podcasts to catch up on the best of our lectures and seminars.


News

Our latest news stories and service updates.


Upcoming events

View our upcoming events


About us

We aim to further the public good through research into issues of significant relevance to policy debate and decision-making, build links with the worlds of policy and practice, and increase public understanding of policy research through our public events and publications.

We deliver activities for policymakers, researchers and practitioners to enable dual learning and original contributions to both research and practice.

Enquiries

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