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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

01/06/23 1 June 2023 -
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Jamie Lorimer appointed Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) Humans and the Microbiome ProgrammeHow do microbiomes impact human health and development, and how is this affected by individual and societal behaviour? Professor Jamie Lorimer joins as Fellow of the CIFAR's Humans and the Microbiome Programme, an interdisciplinary research project that unites social and natural scientists, as they investigate.
30/05/23 30 May 2023 -
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Oxford researchers awarded £880,000 to conduct innovative research into active travel and the everyday mobilities of children with non-visible disabilitiesNew ESRC-funding will see Oxford researchers examine how active travel can be more inclusive of children with non-visible disabilities.
30/05/23 30 May 2023 -
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Graduate scholarship for lower caste Indian students launchedThe Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development (OICSD) at Somerville College is launching a new scholarship for Indian students from lower caste backgrounds and/or first-generation students. The School of Geography and the Environment looks forward to welcoming Oxford's inaugural Phule scholar Niharika Singh on the MSc in Nature, Society and Environmental Governance in October.

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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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