Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex

The University of Sussex (UOS) is a higher education institution established in August 1961 for the advancement of learning and knowledge by teaching and research. Over 75 per cent of Sussex research activity is rated as world leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised. In the 2018-19 Times Higher University World Rankings, Sussex was ranked 19th in the UK, 68th in Europe, and 147th in the world.


Social science research will be conducted through interaction with various stakeholders groups. Case studies and in-depth interviews will be supported with
the outcomes of web-based surveys, gaining a better understanding of user and installer needs and requirements, and providing input to the development/design process.