Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (UCL STEaPP)

The Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP) is a uniquely policy-orientated department within UCL.

Established in 2013, STEaPP is one of UCL’s youngest departments. Underpinning all of our education, research and policy activities is one aim: to change the world for the better. With this aim in mind, 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 also know that for the most impactful results, public policy needs to be informed by different kinds of expertise and evidence.

The department creates a space for a diverse range of academics, policy-makers, practitioners and science and engineering experts to come together and apply their knowledge to tackling these complex challenges. STEaPP sits across three world-class UCL faculties: the Faculty of Engineering, the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment and the Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences.

Policy activities run as threads through all of our work. We collaborate closely with external decision makers to ensure that we are asking the relevant questions and addressing real needs through our education and research programmes. Our growing policy team will continue to reshape our engagement with external practitioners and champion the value of academic research in tackling global problems.

STEaPP’s flagship Master’s of Public Administration (MPA) degrees aim to enable the next generation of practitioners and academics to work at the interface between science, engineering and public policy.

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Head of Department:
Dr Jason Blackstock

Address:
University College London, 2nd Floor, Boston House, 36-7 Fitzroy Square, London W1T 6EY

Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 5742