Social scientists at Oxford are seeking answers to some of the world’s most important challenges. How can we tackle climate change? What needs to happen to resolve poverty? How should we respond to the economic crises? How should we fight for our human rights? Here we bring you the latest of our major discoveries in the social sciences at Oxford.
23 June 2017
The article 'Tasked with implementing Brexit, the British civil service faces immense change and uncertainty' has been published on The Conversation. It was written by John Varano, a Senior Researcher at the University of Oxford.
15 May 2017
Oxford Saïd has won the Cloud Project Of The Year at the 2017 Real IT Awards, picking up the prestigious award at a ceremony in London on May 11th. The team was also named as runner up overall which is judged from all the 20 category winners, and picked up the runner up award for the IT Team of the Year.
12 May 2017
The Teaching Awards are an opportunity for the Oxford University Students Union (OUSU) to celebrate tutors, lecturers, supervisors and support staff who go above and beyond their normal duties to deliver exceptionally excellent support to our students and are an important part of OUSU’s work on the academic experience at Oxford.
6 April 2017
Oxford research shows increasing numbers of investors want better reporting on the environmental, social and governmental (ESG) factors that affect performance so they can make more informed decisions on where to put their money. These factors are the main way of measuring the sustainability and ethical effect of an investment in a company or business.
26 January 2017
A new working paper from the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford reveals the effect of the app, Uber, on conventional taxi-driving services in US cities. Since its inception in 2010, few inventions have caused more controversy. In Europe, taxi drivers have rebelled following its introduction, and courts have banned or restricted its services.
Oxford Saïd receives the 2016 Aspen Faculty Pioneer Award for cutting-edge approach to business education
20 September 2016
Peter Tufano, Dean of Saïd Business School, University of Oxford has been awarded the 2016 Aspen Faculty Pioneer Award, with a Special Award Distinction for Institutional Leadership.
12 September 2016
A new study by the Saïd Business School finds that low-quality infrastructure investments pose significant risk to the Chinese and the global economy. It argues that over half of the infrastructure investments in China have destroyed rather than generated economic value.
4 July 2016
Technology has always changed employment, but the rise of robotics and artificial intelligence could transform it beyond recognition. Researchers at Oxford are investigating how technology will shape the future of work — and what we can do to ensure everyone benefits.
7 January 2016
New chief executives, especially those appointed from outside an organisation, can see the company's stock price soar if they present their strategy to investors in their first 100 days, new research from Oxford has discovered. But the effects are lessened if the CEO was an internal appointment or if the presentation is delayed too long.
16 December 2015
Private equity firms have charged hidden fees amounting to $20 billion to companies, while some of the firms’ partners have sat on the companies' board of directors, according to a new study.