Institute of Physics policy statements

The Institute’s main policies, facts and figures to support these policies and useful links for more information.

Education – schools and colleges

  • Number of post-16 physics students
  • Shortage of physics teachers
  • Changes to the GCSE curriculum
  • Careers advice in schools

Education – higher education

  • Number of physics undergraduates
  • Closure of university physics departments

Energy and climate change

  • Climate change
  • Renewable energy
  • Nuclear power
  • Radioactive waste

Government and politics

  • Research funding
  • New government Departments
  • Chief Scientific Advisers for the devolved administrations
  • Sainsbury’s Review of Science and Innovation

Business and Innovation

  • Funding of industrial research and development
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Government Procurement