Public Procurement Research Group

Public Procurement Research Group

The University of Nottingham's Public Procurement Research Group (PPRG) is a global leader in research and teaching on public procurement regulation. 

It is part of the School of Law at The University of Nottingham, which is consistently ranked amongst the leading law schools in the United Kingdom. In the latest Research Excellence Framework, the school was rated 6th for both research intensity and research power out of 67 law schools. Full-time academic staff of the Group come from all over the world, with current staff hailing from China, Italy and Greece, as well as the UK.


Research projects span areas as diverse as EU and WTO procurement law, tied aid procurement, defence procurement, and developing country procurement reform, and the Group works closely with both national governments and international organisations.

The Director of the Group is Professor Sue Arrowsmith, and the Deputy Director is Dr Ping Wang.


Upcoming events

The procurement work of UNCITRAL: a perspective from the UNCITRAL secretariat

13 January 2019 (10:35-12:00)
B55, Law and Social Sciences, University Park
Public Procurement Seminar with Caroline Nicholas, UNCITRAL Secretariat.

Public Procurement: Global Revolution IX

17 (09:00) - 18 June 2019 (17:00)
The next Public Procurement: Global Revolution conference will take place in 2019.

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Latest news

Professor Sue Arrowsmith and Astghik Solomanyan present at the WTO's Advanced Workshop on Government Procurement and Governance in Geneva 13-15 November

Professor Sue Arrowsmith and Astghik Solomanyan of the Public Procurement Research Group contributed to the important trade and governance training programme of the World Trade Organization.
20 November 2018

Dr Georgopoulos invited speaker by the Greek Ministry of Economy and Development

Dr Georgopoulos was invited speaker at an event organised under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Economy and Development.
12 November 2018

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Public Procurement Research Group

School of Law
Law and Social Sciences building
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

+44 (0)115 951 5700