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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.

The Oxford Martin School and the Museum of the History of Science win Public Engagement Award

The Oxford Martin School and the Museum of the History of Science win Public Engagement Award

Award Public Engagement Research

The Oxford Martin School and the Museum of the History of Science have won a Project Award in this year’s Vice-Chancellor’s Public Engagement with Research Awards, which celebrate public engagement work across the University. The announcement was made at an awards ceremony at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History on 28 June hosted by Vice-Chancellor Professor Louise Richardson.

Gary Lock wins Public Engagement Award for Citizen Science project - The Atlas of Hillforts of Britain and Ireland

Gary Lock wins Public Engagement Award for Citizen Science project - The Atlas of Hillforts of Britain and Ireland

Archaeology Award Public Engagement Research

A project run by Professor Gary Lock has won an award in this year’s Vice-Chancellor’s Public Engagement with Research Awards, which celebrate public engagement work across the University. The announcement was made at an awards ceremony at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History on 28 June hosted by Vice-Chancellor Professor Louise Richardson.

Academic recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

Academic recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

Sociology Internet Government Award

The pioneering work of Professor Jonathan Gershuny has been recognised in The Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Sustainability Showcase salutes University’s green progress

Sustainability Showcase salutes University’s green progress

Geography Government Award

The University celebrated its sustainability stars at a prestigious awards event on 12 June, when Professor Mark Pollard, Associate Head of Division (Research), presented gold awards to the Blavatnik School of Government and the School of Geography and the Environment.

Oxford Saïd’s IT team wins Cloud Project Of The Year at the 2017 Real IT Awards

Oxford Saïd’s IT team wins Cloud Project Of The Year at the 2017 Real IT Awards

Business Award

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.

Athena SWAN success

Athena SWAN success

Geography Law Award

The School of Geography and the Environment and the Faculty of Law have both achieved Bronze Athena SWAN awards.

Oxford academics honoured by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Oxford academics honoured by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Politics Award

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has awarded membership of its 2017 class to two Oxford academics.

Karma Nabulsi receives Guardian's 'Inspiring Leader' award

Karma Nabulsi receives Guardian's 'Inspiring Leader' award

Politics Award

Karma Nabulsi, professor of politics at the University of Oxford, is The Guardian Higher Education Network’s 2017 Inspiring Leader award winner.

Success in latest league table rankings

Success in latest league table rankings

Award Archaeology Geography

Oxford University has been ranked number one in the world in four subject areas in the latest QS World Rankings by Subject. The University came first in Archaeology, Geography, Anatomy and Physiology, English Language and Literature.

Oxford announces honorary degrees for 2017

Oxford announces honorary degrees for 2017

Award Law University

Seven eminent figures will be awarded honorary degrees from Oxford University this summer, subject to approval by Congregation. Two of the honorands, Bryan A Stevenson and the Rt Hon Baroness Shirley Williams, will become Doctors of Civil Law.

New Year's Honours 2017

New Year's Honours 2017

Award Prize Business Education

Members of the Social Sciences Division have been recognised in the New Year's Honours list for 2017.

Excellent teaching in the Social Sciences Division

Excellent teaching in the Social Sciences Division

Award Teaching Area Studies Education International Development

Members of staff from the Social Sciences Division have received awards in recognition of their excellent teaching in 2016.

Oxford Social Scientists excel at European Research Council applications and awards

Oxford Social Scientists excel at European Research Council applications and awards

Award Research International Development Archaeology Law

Out of the 8 European Research Council Starting Grants secured by the University of Oxford in 2015-2016, 5 were awarded to Early Career Researchers (ECRs) in the Social Sciences Division.

Researchers Awarded Philip Leverhulme Prizes

Researchers Awarded Philip Leverhulme Prizes

Award Research Anthropology Economics Geography

Dr Susana Carvalho, Professor Kalina Manova and Professor Mark Graham have each been awarded a prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize.

Oxford has three new fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences

Oxford has three new fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences

Award Social Sciences Division

The Academy of Social Sciences has announced that it has conferred the award of Fellow on 84 leading social scientists, including three from the University of Oxford.

Oxford Saïd receives the 2016 Aspen Faculty Pioneer Award for cutting-edge approach to business education

Oxford Saïd receives the 2016 Aspen Faculty Pioneer Award for cutting-edge approach to business education

Business Award

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.

Social Animals: Live Friday wins prestigious Public Engagement with Research (PER) awards

Social Animals: Live Friday wins prestigious Public Engagement with Research (PER) awards

Award Prize Social Sciences Division

The Social Sciences Division and the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology received two Public Engagement with Research (PER) awards at the Vice-Chancellor’s Inaugural PER Ceremony. The awards were for LiveFriday: Social Animals, an event held in 2015, which highlighted the depth and breadth of Oxford’s social science research and its impact on people's lives across the world.

16 Early Career Researchers secure postdoctoral funding from top international funders

16 Early Career Researchers secure postdoctoral funding from top international funders

Award Research Anthropology Archaeology Funding

We are delighted to announce that a total of 16 Early Career Researchers (ECRs) in the Social Sciences Division have won funding in the 2015-2016 application rounds.

ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize

ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize

Law Award Impact

Dr Condry is the joint runner up in the 'Outstanding Impact in Public Policy' category at the ESRC Impact Awards.

Researchers awarded prestigious ERC Consolidator Grants

Researchers awarded prestigious ERC Consolidator Grants

Award Geography Sociology Research

Two researchers in the Social Sciences Division have been awarded highly competitive European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grants. The ERC bestows the grants to outstanding researchers who have a promising scientific track record, and between 7-12 years of experience after the completion of their doctorates.

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