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Women in science: why female mentors matter in engineering

Oxford Science Blog

It’s no secret that of all the STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) specialisms, the engineering industry has the biggest diversity problem. Just nine per cent of the UK’s engineers are female, and a disappointing six per cent of those in professional engineering roles are from black and minority ethnic backgrounds.
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Putting Oxford on the innovation map

Oxford Science Blog

Oxford is making waves, economically and academically. Thanks to the thriving Oxford ecosystem, 2016 was a great year for both the city and the University of Oxford.
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What maths does: building a perfect metropolis

Oxford Science Blog

Oxford Mathematician Neave O'Clery works with mathematical models to describe the processes behind industrial diversification and economic growth. Here she discusses her work in Oxford and...
Scientists looking at Nanoimager

Cheaper, smaller, super-resolution

Impact case study

A desktop microscope manufactured by Oxford Nanoimaging, a spin-out from Oxford’s Department of Physics, can view individual molecules performing chemical reactions in real-time – even inside living cells.

Dr Sophie Ratcliffe

How to live a happy life

Dr Sophie Ratcliffe is a Fellow and Tutor of English Language and Literature at Lady Margaret Hall and an Associate Professor at the Faculty of English, who works on ideas of emotion, readership, and how books shape feelings.

Dr Tristram Wyatt

How to live a happy life

The zoologist Dr Tristram Wyatt is a Senior Research Associate at the Department of Zoology and Emeritus Fellow of Kellogg College, whose main research is based on the evolution of pheromones, molecules used for chemical communication, and animal behaviour.

Dr Anna Machin

How to live a happy life

Dr Anna Machin is an evolutionary anthropologist from the Department of Experimental Psychology, whose research is based on the neurobiology and psychology of human relationships, particularly romantic and parent-child relationships.


The Digital News Report


The Reuters Institute Digital News Report has become a central reference point for evidence-based discussions of news and media developments.

Socialism and Utopia


Is there still a place for utopian thinking in politics?

Passions and Interests? Emotional Politics and Politicised Emotion in Sino-Japanese Relations


Although pundits and commentators often cite the influence of emotion, we still lack a clear understanding of what role emotion actually plays in the relationship between these two powers.

How to Allocate Resources for Policing


Little is known about the processes by which resources are allocated within the police.

Ideology, Voting and Implicit Cognition


What is the relationship between parents’ political beliefs and their children’s attitudes?
Mass killing

The Ideological Dynamics of Mass Killing


If we wish to counter dangerous ideologies and political extremism, then a better understanding of how such ideas take root is essential.
cyber world

The Cyber Studies Programme


New technologies have profound implications for our political and social structures.

Political Philosophy and Immigration


Professor Miller’s writing and research in political philosophy has worked to set a framework for thinking about how immigration can work under democratic control.

How Europe’s Media Covered the Migration Crisis


The European Journalism Observatory is a unique online network, which interprets and shares research into the media through 12 partner websites around Europe.

Determinants of Public Legitimacy: Survey Evidence from Afghanistan


For a state to succeed, its people must have trust in its institutions.

The EU should offer migrants real hope, dignity and jobs


Professor Paul Collier writes an opinion piece about migrants, saying that more help should be given to "those in ‘haven’ countries".

Global cities: prosperity to parity


"Huge cities mean prosperity – but also inequality as many who contribute to overall productivity go unrewarded", writes Professor Paul Collier.
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The Paris Agreement will survive President Trump


Associate Professor Thomas Hale writes a piece about the strengths of the Paris Agreement, even though the new US President is likely to "do enormous damage".


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