Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford


Pioneers of research into global environmental change

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

Our flagship programme offers a great selection of UK-based and International placements in summer/autumn 2020, and the Training Better Leaders course taking place in April. The programme is open to all current students at the University of Oxford.

Recent news

01/06/23 1 June 2023 -
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ECI joins Global Resilience Index InitiativeThe Environmental Change Institute has joined colleagues from the UN and insurance leaders in signing an agreement to draw upon insurance data and expertise to advance climate and disaster risk analytics and help mobilise finance for adaptation.
17/05/23 17 May 2023 -
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New research finds slow forest recovery in the Andes — and ways to improveNew research led by SoGE researchers could help governments better prioritize restoration and conservation interventions across the tropical Andes. The study evaluated how mountain forests in the region recovered over a 15-year period, identifying four possible recovery trajectories, ranging from natural to arrested.
10/05/23 10 May 2023 -
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Royal Society elects eight Oxford scientists as new FellowsProfessor Myles Allen CBE FRS, Professor of Geosystem Science at the Environmental Change Institute, School of Geography and the Environment and Department of Physics, is one of eight academics from the University of Oxford who have joined the Royal Society as Fellows.
05/04/23 5 April 2023 -
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UK risk of financial collapse from nature degradation to be assessed for the first timeAnalysis led by the Green Finance Institute, in partnership with Defra, the Bank of England, and the Environmental Change Institute will quantify UK financial and economic risks from exposure to biodiversity loss.

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