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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.

Impact case studies

Reforming the IMF and the World Bank

An Oxford academic has addressed G20 members, Commonwealth heads of government, the European Union and the World Economic Forum at Davos.

Transforming the diagnosis of Tuberculosis

Transforming the diagnosis of Tuberculosis

The Oxford designed and developed T-SPOT.TB test accurately, efficiently and effectively diagnoses Tuberculosis with state of the art immunological techniques.

Making learning available for everyone

Making learning available for everyone

The University of Oxford’s iTunes U site goes from strength to strength, making sure that learning has a real impact in society

Impact case studies

Making Britain

Challenging perceptions of India immigration and helping those of British-Indian descent understand and celebrate their heritage.

Empowering AIDS-orphaned children in Africa

Improving lives for families affected by HIV and AIDS

The physical and psychological health of children in Sub-Saharan Africa is affected by the prevalence of HIV and AIDS in their communities – but University of Oxford research is changing that.

Electric motor

Electric motors fit for racing cars

Think of electric vehicles and you probably picture sluggish hybrid cars -- but University of Oxford engineers are developing electric motors that power the world’s fastest sports cars.

Grandparents contribute to children's wellbeing

Grandparents contribute to children's wellbeing

Research at the University of Oxford has shown how grandparents play a vital role in children's wellbeing and the results have been informing UK family policy.

Defeating dengue with GM mosquitoes

Defeating dengue with GM mosquitoes

Dengue fever affects 100 million people, causes 20,000 deaths a year, and there’s no known vaccine -- but Oxford researchers are genetically modifying mosquitoes to eradicate it.

Impact case studies

Mending broken hearts

Tools to diagnose people with life-threatening inherited heart conditions are now available, thanks to blue-skies research and motivation to change medical practice by Professor Hugh Watkins from the Radcliffe Department of Medicine at the University of Oxford.

The million women study

The million women study

The largest epidemiological study of its kind, Valerie Beral’s Million Women Study changed the face of Hormone Replacement Therapy for an entire generation of women.

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