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

27/01/23 27 January 2023 -
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Demand outstrips supply for a hugely popular economics lecture seriesOriginally booked to take place in the back room of a pub, and now being staged in the largest Oxford University venue, overwhelming demand for a lecture series has left many on a waiting list. The highly sought-after course is Doughnut Economics Live, an eight-week lecture series delivered by ecological economist Kate Raworth, Senior Associate at Oxford University's Environmental Change Institute, where she teaches on the Masters in Environmental Change and Management.
12/01/23 12 January 2023 -
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International trade and world economies exposed to multi-billion-dollar climate risk to ports - Oxford studyNearly nine in ten major ports globally are exposed to damaging climate hazards, resulting in escalating economic impacts on global trade, according to new research from the University of Oxford's Environmental Change Institute (ECI).
12/01/23 12 January 2023 -
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Climate goals can be achieved at affordable cost, if fossil fuel producers pay for carbon clear up - Oxford-led studyClimate change could be constrained by implementation of policies to ensure fossil fuel producers pay for carbon clear-up, or capture, according to new Oxford-led research, published today in Environmental Research Letters.
12/01/23 12 January 2023 -
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Oxford University to co-lead £8m Energy Demand Observatory and Laboratory to help UK reach net-zeroThe University of Oxford, alongside University College London (UCL), is to lead on an £8.7m research project to establish an Energy Demand Observatory and Laboratory (EDOL) in the UK. The five-year programme, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC, part of UK Research and Innovation) and working with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), will establish a national energy data platform to help facilitate the transition to net-zero carbon emissions.

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