We aim to further the public good through research into issues of significant relevance to policy debate and decision-making.
Institute for Policy Research
A leading public policy research institute, based at the University of Bath.
We offer postgraduate courses, a Policy Fellowship Programme for senior policymakers and practitioners, and an International Visiting Fellows scheme.
Bath academics can apply to spend a semester at the IPR to work on an interdisciplinary research project with substantial policy and public engagement.
Article: Professor Nick Pearce writes for The Times, and looks at how to write an election manifesto.
Blog: Olli Kangas, Mikko Niemelä and Minna Ylikännö examine the results from the Finnish basic income experiment, and discuss the importance of trust.
Blog: Professor Emeritus Geoffrey P. Hammond examines the challenges and implications of a net-zero emissions strategy by 2050.
A new IPR public lecture series will address the future of UK land and farming, sustainable food production and protecting fragile eco-systems.
This month we welcomed a number of Senior Civil Servants to a Policy Profession Masterclass on AI and ethics.
We are pleased to welcome Professor Olavi Kangas as a new Visiting Fellow.
An IPR Public Lecture from Global Chair and world renowned political theorist and historian, Professor Timothy Mitchell.
Listen to Philip Rycroft, former Permanent Secretary at the Department for Exiting the European Union, discuss Brexit and the future of the UK.
This event is part of 'The Future is in Our Lands' IPR Public Lecture series.