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Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Students

Don Quixote statue in Toledo, Spain

Unmasking Don Quixote: Five tips to avoid pitfalls during the doctorate quest

Doing a doctorate is a long, often solitary, and complex quest. While the process is usually gratifying and interesting, sometimes it is also stressful. The ultimate goal of doctorate students is to become independent researchers, capable of conducting rigorous investigations that contribute to the understanding of pertinent social or natural phenomena. […]

by × 10 October 2018 ×

BSG Students, Governance, cooperation and law

Celebrations in the squares of Bogota

The end of Colombia’s armed conflict is close: What policy challenges lie ahead?

Colombians witnessed a historical moment yesterday when the national government and the FARC guerilla signed an agreement to finalize a fifty-year old armed conflict. Thousands of people celebrated in city squares and the social networks were swept by a tsunami of messages about the peace accord. However, not everyone supports […]

by × 25 August 2016 ×

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Students

Plaza de Bolívar, Bogotá (source: Wikimedia commons)

DPhil: 10 things to remember for public policy research interviews

I just came back from Colombia after three months of fieldwork for my DPhil in public policy. During three months’ time, I carried out 72 semi-structured interviews with a range of actors related to natural resource governance in the country. The list included public officials, politicians, journalists, academics, members of […]

by × 04 November 2015 ×

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Students

Juan David before a race

What I talk about when I talk about running (and doing a doctorate at Oxford)

“Most of what I know about writing I’ve learned through running every day”, wrote Haruki Murakami in his 2007 best seller What I talk about when I talk about running. I cannot be as assertive as the famous contemporary Japanese writer, but running has significantly influenced my life and my […]

by × 06 May 2015 ×