Global Opportunities and Threats: Oxford (GOTO)


GOTO: Systems Reset

About GOTO

An action-oriented problem-solving community geared towards addressing some of the most complex issues that the world faces today.

Students, alumni and faculty can connect via skills sessions and tutorials to discuss, debate, and drive new business ideas that address global issues. The community addresses problems across generations, across nations and across business sectors. This provides our students with the skills to solve complex challenges and to help them become innovative leaders.

Designed to stimulate thinking, GOTO convenes and inspires a wide range of people with a variety of viewpoints to come together to identify business opportunities and generate solutions to challenges arising from high impact global trends.

An issue of high global impact is identified by experts and considered each year. 

GOTO gives you two critical things: 

  1. Access to Oxford’s most famous pedagogic institution: the tutorial. Oxford tutorials have sharpened students’ thinking, analysis, critique of evidence and powers of persuasion for centuries. 
  2. It allows a critical analysis of the global opportunities and threats that will be, or already are, part of the business landscape for the coming few years.

The project introduces the critical skills of linking large-scale, system-level trends to your own career and to the opportunities available in your chosen sector and region. It cultivates a broad perspective and deep insights and links the most pressing threats faced by the world with the corresponding opportunities for innovative organisations and individuals. As future leaders, you will be required to negotiate those links; we are uniquely able to provide this breadth and depth.

This year's theme


Systems reset

The pandemic has thrown our world into disarray, triggering an economic crisis, a social crisis and a governance crisis. We need to seize this moment to reimagine and redesign our systems. We need a reset.

Our goal is to leverage the creativity and intellectual firepower of a global community to develop actionable systemic change ideas that can help respond to a world in crisis.

The 2021 GOTO Summit was held virtually on 30 April. Missed the live event? Catch up on YouTube and hear four groups of students pitch their ideas to a panel including Dr. Jim Yong Kim, Former President of the World Bank. 

GOTO 2020: Watch the mini-series

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