Davos 2017

Global questions, global answers

Why, in a world of plenty, are babies still born malnourished? Why do we use less than 1 per cent of the sun’s power for our energy needs? How can we solve problems which today’s computers would take the lifetime of the universe to unravel? How do we make earlier diagnosis of debilitating diseases like Parkinson’s? And where will we find the next generation of policy-makers who will deliver solutions to these complex questions?

The greatest challenges of the 21st century demand expertise in healthcare, technology, social development and the arts. Oxford University’s ranking as the world’s number one university is based on outstanding international performance across all its academic disciplines. The University’s interdisciplinary approach builds networks of researchers who can bring multi-faceted answers to pressing issues ranging from climate change to the future of work. And, in establishing the Blavatnik School of Government, the University is helping public policy students develop the academic knowledge and professional skills which will address these challenges wherever they arise around the world.