Major European Research Council Synergy funding win for economic inequality project
Professor Brian Nolan, of the Department of Social Policy and Intervention and Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School, has been announced today as one of the winners of a prestigious European Research Council Synergy grant.
Is mandatory vaccination the best way to tackle falling rates of childhood immunisation?
Following the publication of figures showing UK childhood vaccination rates have fallen for the fifth year in a row, researchers from the Oxford Martin Programme on Collective Responsibility for Infectious Disease discuss possible responses.
Why we can’t just blame rising inequality for the growth of populism around the world
'The Nemo effect' is untrue: Animal movies promote awareness, not harm
Contrary to what was widely communicated in media by high-profile figures, the movie 'Finding Dory' had no impact on increasing demand for blue tang fish, the species of the main protagonist. There was, however, an increase in online searches for that species, showing that blockbusters can drive information-seeking behavior about nature.
Nigeria's transformation to a post-oil future is complete
As Nigeria’s new administration puts together an economic team to think through priorities for the next four years, one larger problem looms in the background. Policies to tackle the multiple challenges with growth, inflation, public finances, currency and trade will only matter if they are understood as planks in a strategy of tackling a much broader issue: Nigeria is no longer an oil state.
'Game On' to Kick Ambitious Goals for Agriculture, Energy, Water & Climate Change
Despite threats posed by global warming and other environmental challenges, an esteemed international expert on food security sees grounds for hope in the efforts to meet elusive goals around agriculture, energy, water and climate change.
Food security in focus in the IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land
Land is under threat from rising global temperatures and unprecedented rates of land and freshwater exploitation the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns.
The robot revolution is here. Prepare for workers to revolt
In June, thousands of dockworkers marched at the Port of Los Angeles against the coming introduction of robotic machines threatening their jobs. And they are not alone in fearing automation.
Eight ways to halt a global food crisis
There are serious challenges to global food supply everywhere we look.
Meet your ‘Meat Persona’ at Oxford's Westgate centre
Livestock, Environment and People (LEAP) researchers will be at Oxford’s Westgate Shopping Centre from Monday 24th to Sunday 30th June and they want you to 'Meat Your Persona'.
Funding applications open for technological solutions to major global challenges
The Oxford Martin School has opened its latest round of research funding, inviting expressions of interest for research into technologies that create solutions for the major challenges of the 21st century.