Glasgow City Chambers

School of Government & Public Policy

As part of Scotland’s leading technological university, we are committed to teaching critical thinking and cutting edge methodological skills.

We combine excellence in research and real world engagement through our Centres and Collaborative Projects.

The European Policies Research Centre (EPRC) is a leading institute in Europe for comparative research on public policy, with a particular focus on regional development policies. Spanning 30 European countries, EPRC research programmes have a strong emphasis on applied research and knowledge exchange, including the provision of policy advice to EU institutions and national and sub-national government authorities throughout Europe.

The Centre for Energy Policy is an independent expert voice on energy, working across disciplines to shape policy for a low carbon economy. The Centre generates world-leading research insights with real policy impact around a wider view of energy policy. We take an agnostic, evidence-driven position on technologies and policy instruments and provide a platform for debate and collaboration across disciplines, institutions, sectors and policy domains.


China University of Political Science summer school in Beijing

The School of Government and Public Policy is international in outlook. Our research, education and knowledge-exchange activities are global. We have high-value strategic relationships with partner organisations across the globe, such as the China University of Political Science and Law. As part of this relationship, Dr Keith Smith visited our partner organisation in July 2017 and gave an intensive two-week course on Global Governance and International Relations. The course introduced the students to the complexities of contemporary global governance, focusing on issues such as trade, the environment and security. The programme is part of our School’s drive to ensure a global approach for developing capacity for excellence in teaching, research and knowledge-exchange in order to enhance our international sphere of influence. Our collaboration with our partner organisation includes staff and graduate student exchanges and a joint masters programme.