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The Social Sciences Division represents one of the largest groupings of social scientists in the world. We bring together outstanding departments, faculties and schools committed to tackling some of the major challenges facing humanity, such as sustainable resource management, migration, global governance, justice, poverty and development. Our research combines rigorous and innovative quantitative methodologies and theoretical approaches using individual and collective experiences and actions. The Times Higher Education (THE) University Rankings placed the University of Oxford as number one in the world for Social Sciences in 2018 and 2019.
30 September 2021
Social Science Commercialisation Case Studies
Sharing insights and examples that inspire social science commercialisation.
29 July 2021
Methods for Change: Mapping as Octopus
Here we join Heather Miles, University of Manchester, reflecting On the Creative Methods Zoo question “If your research method were an animal, what would it be?”
27 May 2021
Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Mapping: Case studies
Case studies from the Aspect Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Mapping funded project.
28 April 2021
Research Method: Mobile Visual Methods
Exploring the Mobile Visual Methods approach with the Methods for Change project.
6 April 2021
Social Science / Social Ventures
Which is what and what is the difference?
6 April 2021
ARC Accelerator: Class of 2021
Welcoming the Aspect Research Commercialisation (ARC) Accelerator class of 2021
5 April 2021
Case study: Devie
Devie is a digital coaching app supporting parents of early years children.
11 March 2021
What’s different about social science entrepreneurship?
A Q&A session from the Aspect Entrepreneurship Community of Practice
21 December 2020
A bright new world of social science ventures
Chris Fellingham reflects on the inaugural SUCCESS cohort and looks ahead to the new ARC Accelerator
17 November 2020
SUCCESS Programme – 2020 cohort winners announced
Find out which projects won awards at the pitch day
12 November 2020
Supporting diversity in innovation and entrepreneurship
The learnings from an Aspect Q&A session on this key topic
20 October 2020
Ecosystem Mapping Project update
An update on the Aspect Ecosystem Mapping Project from Project Manager Emma Mirams
12 October 2020
SUCCESS workshop with Ti Xu of Cibus Health
Practical insights on needs-based innovation.
30 September 2020
Webinar recording: Poverty measurement research
Taking poverty measurement research into the private sector
23 September 2020
Webinar recording: Creating ventures during COVID-19
Creating ventures during COVID-19: Challenges and opportunities
14 September 2020
Reflecting on lessons learnt from the SUCCESS Programme
An interview with Chris Fellingham, Head of the SUCCESS Programme
23 July 2020
Social science spinouts a neglected pathway to impact?
Chris Fellingham explores the importance of spinouts for achieving impact
16 June 2020
Academic research for a better society: through social entrepreneurship
Insights from one of our SUCCESS programme projects – Cost Calculator for Children’s Services
1 June 2020
SUCCESS workshop on social technology
Key insights from our session with Social Tech Trust and Hello Lamp Post
15 May 2020
Mapping an ecosystem: The Enterprising Oxford Journey
Enterprising Oxford (EO) collates and curates entrepreneurial resources around people, places, programmes and pounds