The e-Horizons Institute researched the coming technological breakthroughs in e-science that will have cross-sector social and economic implications as they are taken up by business, government and other actors.


The focus of the e-Horizons Project was to critically assess competing visions of the future of media, information and communication technologies and their societal implications. The project’s key strategy was to examine leading-edge developments in the use of information and communication technologies in the sciences and humanities as a window on the future of technology in everyday life. The project gained synergy from a range of interrelated projects and from pooling the strengths of the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) and the Oxford e-Research Centre (OeRC) with the combined connections of humanities, social and computer sciences, and engineering across the University of Oxford and throughout the world.

Oxford e-Research Centre (OeRC)