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Celebrating 25 years of research into global environmental change (1991-2016)

A community of 100 researchers and 60 students

And a global network of 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.

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Celebrating 25 years of the Environmental Change Institute (1991-2016)

In 2016 we are celebrating our 25th anniversary with a programme of activities spread across the year. Find out more and save the dates.


ECI Alumni Dinner

  • This year's event coincides with the ECI's 25th Anniversary so promises to be a lively event bringing alumni, staff and students together to celebrate their connection with the ECI.
  • from 3pm, Saturday 3 September 2016, Oxford Centre for the Environment & Balliol College | Registration required

1.5 degrees: Meeting the challenges of the Paris Agreement

  • Join climate experts, researchers, policymakers, businesses and members of civil society from around the world. The conference will contribute evidence to the IPCC's recently announced Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways.
  • International Conference, 20-22 September 2016, University of Oxford | More information

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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.