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.


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Professor Sue Arrowsmith and Honorary Professor Robert Anderson join with the World Trade Organization to present advanced procurement workshops in Kuwait City and Geneva for government negotiators and officials

Sue Arrowsmith, Achilles Professor of Public Procurement Law and Policy in the School of Law, and Robert Anderson, one of the school's Honorary Professors, recently joined with officials from the World Trade Organization (WTO) to help present the WTO's Advanced Workshops on Public Procurement in Kuwait City (April 2019) and Geneva (May 2019).
21 May 2019

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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