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.

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22/03/23 22 March 2023 -
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How to talk to your family and friends about the new IPCC report - five tips from climate change communication researchThe Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's latest report is a sobering read, which some describe as a "final warning" from scientists. It's important that people who already know about climate change and treat it seriously take proactive steps to speak with others about IPCC reports and climate change more generally. In an article for The Conversation, Josh Ettinger, doctoral candidate at SoGE, examines how to promote successful climate discussions among diverse groups of people.
09/03/23 9 March 2023 -
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University of Oxford makes joint appointment of Professor of Sustainable Energy Engineering and ZERO Institute DirectorProfessor Paul Shearing will lead the new Zero-carbon Energy Research Oxford (ZERO) Institute and bring extensive experience in electrochemical engineering to the University's response to the urgent need for system level change in the energy sector. The ZERO Institute was launched by the Departments of Engineering Science, Materials, and Geography and the Environment in 2022.
03/03/23 3 March 2023 -
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Innovative 'Heat Pump Ready' Neighbourhood Roll Out In OxfordThe innovative Clean Heat Streets project to install up to 150 heat pumps in Rose Hill, Oxford, ultimately aims to save time, money, and resources to encourage more people to adopt heat pump technology.
23/02/23 23 February 2023 -
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Small temperature rise can cause large scale forced migration - studyA 1°C temperature increase can cause a tenfold increase in displaced people, according to new research led by the University of Oxford, which studied the effects of conflict, weather, and drought, on forced displacement in Somalia.

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