Understanding processes

Researching global environmental change since 1991

A community of 100 researchers and 60 students

And a global network over over 350 partners

Undertake graduate research on our doctoral programme

Over 50 postgraduate doctoral students are hosted by the ECI, on a diverse set of projects which are linked to our research themes. Find out more about joining the 200+ graduated DPhil students who have qualified through our programme.

Apply for our flagship MSc programme in environmental change and management

The ECI's flagship programme - and Oxford's most popular graduate science course - recruits 25 exceptional candidates each year for training and learning across the environment.

Become part of our Sustainability Internship Programme: Training Better Leaders

Our flagship Sustainability Internship Programme is now in its second year and open to enquiries from Oxford University students for placements in summer/autumn 2016.

Recent news


Metrics of progress towards net zero and the two degree goal - science for a safe climate

  • COP21 Side Event
  • 7 December 2015 | 15:00-16:30
  • Observer Room 4, Paris le Bourget exhibition centre
  • Full details

Water Security 2015

  • This three-day conference convenes leading global thinkers and practitioners from government, enterprise, civil society and academia to advance and debate risk-based analysis of water security.
  • 9-11 December 2015
  • Oxford Martin School and St Catherine's College, Oxford
  • Registration

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The Environmental Change Institute

The ECI is Oxford University’s institute for interdisciplinary research into the many dimensions of global environmental change. With a network of 150 researchers and students we are well placed to better understand the global environment, find innovative solutions and act as an well respected intermediary for change.