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Founded in 1993, Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy has established itself as one of the premier nonpartisan public policy think tanks in the country. The institute ranks No. 1 among university-affiliated think tanks worldwide and 15th among U.S. think tanks, according to a 2020 study by the University of Pennsylvania's Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program. The Center for Energy Studies maintained its standing as the top energy and resource policy think tank and was recognized as a Center of Excellence for being ranked No. 1 for three consecutive years. Read more »