The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is a professional body that represents the interests of public relations practitioners on an international scale. It works towards the development and progress of the public relations field with its respective careers. With over 8000 members, CIPR is the largest public relations institute in Europe. The Institute offers industry-recognised qualifications at a range of different levels as well as specialist short courses and undergraduate and postgraduate degrees through approved Universities. It also administers awards - Excellence and Pride - recognising excellence in PR and communications.