Wuppertal Institute in the Top Ten in International Think Tank Comparison

2019 global think tank rankings published

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  • Press Releases 31.01.2020

For the third time, the Wuppertal Institute has achieved a place in the top ten in the University of Pennsylvania's 2019 Global Go To Think Tank Index. In the Environment Policy category, the Wuppertal Institute has been ranked ninth, making it one of the world's most prestigious research and consultancy institutes.

Every year, the University of Pennsylvania publishes a report in which it selects the best think tanks. The annual Global Go To Think Tank Index Report by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) examines the role played by political research institutes in governments and civil societies around the world. This year, a total of more than 1,700 political decision makers, journalists and academics as well as public and private sponsors participated in the survey in their capacity as experts in their fields.

The Wuppertal Institute was voted into the top ten again. This makes the institute one of the world’s leading international think tanks in the Top Environment Policy Think Tanks category. Professor Manfred Fischedick, Scientific Managing Director of the Wuppertal Institute, says: "We are very pleased that the voice of the Wuppertal Institute is also heard internationally and thus the work and high commitment of the Institute's scientists is honoured. As many of the ecological challenges, such as climate protection in particular, can only be solved on a global level. It is of utmost importance to us to prepare scientific findings in such a way that they concretely show options for action that can then be taken up worldwide".

2019 Think Tank Index

Based at the University of Pennsylvania, the TTCSP serves to enhance the profile, capacity and achievements of think tanks at international, national and regional levels. Part of this mission involves the annual publication of the Think Tank Index, which this year is based on the analysis of more than 4,000 contributions from universities, media representatives, politicians and think tank staff.

Think tank institutes in the Johannes Rau Research Association

Two further organisations belonging to the Johannes Rau Research Association (JRF), of which the Wuppertal Institute is also a member, are represented in the global think tank index: the German Development Institute (DIE) and the Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC). Further information about the ranking is available via the following link.

 

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Wuppertal Institute

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