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"Welcome to the School of Geography and Environment, a vibrant community of agenda-setting researchers, teachers, students and administrators."
Professor Giles Wiggs, Head of School

We are one of the world's most successful university geography departments, internationally recognised for the quality of our research and our teaching. In addition to the department, the School also hosts three globally-renowned research centres, and leads several cross-university research networks. We are proud of the wide range of partners with whom we collaborate across the world, and of our significant contributions to advances in social and environmental policy-making.

Latest News

16/03/23 16 March 2023 -
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UK life expectancy growing at slower rate than rest of G7, research showsLife expectancy in the UK has grown at a slower rate than comparable countries over the past seven decades, according to researchers from Oxford's School of Geography and the Environment, who say this is the result of widening inequality. [The Guardian and coverage elsewhere]
14/03/23 14 March 2023 -
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SoGE to present new research at the 2023 AAG Annual MeetingResearchers and students from across the University of Oxford's School of Geography and the Environment (SoGE) will present their research as part of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting 2023. The international conference which will be held between 23 - 27 March, attracts geographers, GIS specialists, environmental scientists, and other disciplinary experts who share and discuss the latest in research and applications in geography, sustainability, and GIScience.
10/03/23 10 March 2023 -
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Eric Zhou receives AAG Speciality Group honourable mention for graduate thesisCongratulations to Eric (Zhaoqi) Zhou, current DPhil and former MPhil student in Nature, Society and Environmental Governance student at the School, on receiving an honourable mention for 'best master's thesis' by the American Association of Geographers (AAG's) Transportation Geography Specialty Group. The award is selected annually to recognise the best master's thesis on transport geography completed in the previous year.

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Our Research Centres

In addition to world leading education and research in the School, we host three internationally recognised research centres and lead cross-university initiatives and collaborative networks.

  • 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. Find out more

  • 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. Find out more

  • 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. Find out more

Our Research Networks

  • 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. Find out more

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