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Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy

UCL Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP) mobilises science, technology, engineering and policy expertise to help change the world for the better.

Study at UCL STEaPP

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UCL Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP) was founded in the recognition that science, technology and engineering expertise are vital to tackling today’s most pressing global challenges, from energy access to climate change and congested cities. We know that for the most impactful results, public policy needs to be informed by different kinds of expertise and evidence.  

Our courses are taught by established experts and practitioners who provide practical insight into how technological and engineering innovation interact with world of policymaking. The faculty at UCL STEaPP have first-hand knowledge of working with government, the third sector and in private sector consultancy. We consistently produce impactful research and this gives our students the opportunity to work with and learn from leaders in a diversity of sectors, including, healthcare and regulation, cybersecurity, energy transition and city leadership. 

UCL STEaPP will push your critical thinking, challenge your positions and help you to better understand how your own ideas about the world shape your perceptions of what makes good policy. It’s our aim that you will leave us with knowledge, analytical skills and a global network of likeminded individuals that will enable you to think innovatively about the issues and challenges shaping the future. 

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 Research at UCL STEaPP

At STEaPP we strive to maintain a balance between research that applies our expertise to understanding and addressing pressing societal challenges, and research that explores and develops the practices through which Science, Technology & Engineering knowledge can be mobilised to address a broad array of such challenges.

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