Impact case studies | University of Oxford

Impact case studies

The Oxford Impacts series celebrates the range of impacts the University has on the world of policy, health, business and culture. All of this is enabled by the world-leading research of Oxford academics. This set of case studies showcases academic research, across a range of subjects, that has had an impact on the world.

If you know of some impact from Oxford research which we should showcase please contact the Knowledge Exchange and Impact Team.

Mark Springer and Edward Dede

Dramatic research

Although it does not have a discrete drama department, the University of Oxford has many scholars with expertise and research interests in theatre, whether it be Anglophone, European, Chinese, Central Asian or Scandinavian.

Tick on a leaf

Putting ticks on the map

As the climate changes, diseases carried by insects and ticks are spreading northwards. Mapping techniques from the Department of Zoology provide detailed information for health authorities, economists and the general public about changing disease risks.

Web browser

Securing the internet of the future

As the internet continues to grow rapidly, guaranteeing our security online becomes more and more critical. Research at the University of Oxford has helped improve the next generation of internet security.

Scientists looking at Nanoimager

Cheaper, smaller, super-resolution

A desktop microscope manufactured by Oxford Nanoimaging, a spin-out from Oxford’s Department of Physics, can view individual molecules performing chemical reactions in real-time – even inside living cells.

mosaics

Classics for the people

The Iris Classics Centre popularises study of the ancient world, enriching the lives of students and adults alike.

Skeeter drone

Poetry in motion

Nature’s designs can be more efficient, elegant and powerful than anything yet built by man. A University of Oxford spin out aims to disrupt vehicle design by taking inspiration from the movement of animals.

Eugene Onegin

Shedding new light on Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin

Two Oxford academics helped Garsington Opera stage a new, original production of Tchaikovsky’s best-loved opera.

Tom Hart

To the Zooniverse and beyond

Harnessing the time and skills of millions of volunteers worldwide is proving to be an extremely powerful way of driving research in fields as diverse as history, zoology, physics and even the response to humanitarian disasters.

Statistical expertise in drug discovery

Statistical expertise in drug discovery

Being able to buy in to the expertise of the Protein Informatics Group in the Department of Statistics is providing major companies with valuable tools for drug discovery.

Putting out ‘Digital Wildfires’ before they take hold

Putting out ‘Digital Wildfires’ before they take hold

Should social media be controlled, and if so how? Researchers in the Department of Computer Science are working to find the best ways to prevent provocative online content spreading out of control.

Pages