2017–18 Annual Report

A report on the Blavatnik School of Government's aims and achievements over the previous year, published in July 2018.

Highlights include:

  • We launched a global commission on technology and inclusive development (Pathways for Prosperity) and led another global commission’s work to produce some final recommendations to tackle state fragility (Commission on State Fragility, Growth and Development),
  • An 82% growth in research income (£3.73m in 2017/18) means we have 18 new research grants and double the number of researchers at the School; this includes Professor Pepper Culpepper’s €2.5 million European Research Council grant for a groundbreaking project on public attitudes to banks and mass media.
  • We received over 4,000 applications to the MPP to date, with record 793 applications for 2018 entry; £1.32m in donations for scholarships (a 40% growth) will provide financial assistance to some of these students.
  • We held nearly 100 talks and discussions open to the public, which led to over 174,000 views of events recordings and videos.
  • We welcomed 194 short course participants from all the regions of the world (a 40% increase since last year), as well as a total of 65,600 online learners globally enrolled in the MOOC.