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Global challenges

Enormous challenges throughout today’s society mean that the work of social scientists is more urgently needed than ever. Issues such as environmental change, poverty, cybercrime, economic and political turmoil, inequality, the movement of people and social development require a global response founded on research and knowledge.

The value of Oxford

At Oxford we provide the knowledge base and inspiration for new policies to address these challenges and to promote sustainability and social change and the preservation of human diversity and culture. Economists, sociologists, lawyers and political scientists hold offices in governments and leadership worldwide and policy makers turn to Oxford for research and advice.

 Why we need you

To continue this work by the world’s leading academics and students requires ongoing funding and philanthropic support. Giving to the social sciences at Oxford for graduate student support enables the most talented scholars to study here regardless of personal circumstance or wealth.

Your donation will make a difference

Giving to support academic excellence allows us to undertake innovative research and to attract the world’s leading social scientists to Britain. We have a number of initiatives in place to invest in appropriate buildings and equipment to support students and academics for which we are seeking philanthropic support.

Contact us

Telephone: +44 (0)1865 611599
Fax: +44 (0)1865 611531
Email: socialsciences@devoff.ox.ac.uk