Based within the University of Oxford's Social Sciences Division, the School of Geography and the Environment (SoGE) is a dynamic, diverse, interdisciplinary academic department, home to natural and social scientific interests. The School is internationally recognised for the quality of its teaching, research and wider engagement across the breadth of human and physical geography and environmental studies.

The School provides world-class, multidisciplinary teaching. Our Undergraduate Honour School provides undergraduate students with research-led teaching across human and physical geography, and environmental studies by internationally recognised academic staff.

More than 250 graduate students from a range of nationalities make our International Graduate School one of the largest and most diverse in the discipline.

Within the School of Geography and the Environment are three research centres:

Environmental Change Institute

Environmental Change Institute

The ECI is an interdisciplinary institute for research on the complex processes of global environmental change, the exploration of sustainable solutions, and the promotion of change for the better through partnership and education.
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Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment

Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment

The SSEE is enabling business and governments to address the global energy, environment and sustainable development challenges of the 21st century.
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Transport Studies Unit

Transport Studies Unit

The Transport Studies Unit seeks to advance innovative approaches to the study of 'transport futures' over time and space.
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Research across the department is organised into five thematic clusters:

The School has also been an active participant in fostering the Oxford University Networks for the Environment (ONE), which link up over 1000 individuals within the University on the themes of Biodiversity, Climate, Energy, Food and Water.

Oxford Networks for the Environment

Oxford Networks for the Environment

The Oxford Networks for the Environment mobilise the University's expertise to find solutions to the complex, converging challenges of energy, water, food security, climate change, and threats to biodiversity.
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