The mission of the School is to tackle the most pressing global challenges of this century. Understanding how societies are structured, how they interact, how people behave and what motivates them is crucial to understanding how to chart a course to a better future.


How to revive left-behind regions explored in ‘Levelling-Up’ events

Closing the gaps between economic strongholds and left-behind places is major policy challenge for nations around the world.

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Future of Food programme works with Tesco on plant-based push for the planet

The Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food recently worked with Tesco to highlight the environmental benefits of incorporating more plant-based meals into diets ahead of the COP26 climate summit, which begins this Sunday.

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What do we really know about climate, migration and cities?

A simple search on Google using the terms ‘climate’ and ‘migration’ shows the rapid growth in the number of times people have used them as search terms over the last decade.

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Pandora Papers: Four lessons Africa can draw from the leak

The Pandora Papers, the most ambitious investigative effort to unravel the secrets of the offshore world yet, is an awe-inspiring feat by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). The numbers are staggering: 11.9 million files from 14 leading offshore services firms, pored over by more than 600 journalists from 150 publications.

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Vaccinate the world, say Oxford vaccine trial participants

National pride in the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine does not outweigh desire for global greater good, suggests study with trial participants

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Debunking the Climate Change Generation Gap

In the enduring generational wars portrayed in the media, perhaps none is quite so glaring as that concerning climate change.

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How age-friendly cities are paving the way for the future: the case of Akita City

The convergence of population ageing with urbanisation is one of the major global mega-trends that will shape societies and communities in the 21st century.

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