Building Our Future

Oxford's estate accommodates the day-to-day teaching, learning, research and administrative activities of the central University.  It includes some of the oldest and finest buildings in the city as well as showcasing much newer, state-of-the-art architecture.

The land and buildings owned by the 39 colleges and 5 permanent private halls are not part of the University estate, because colleges are self-governing and financially-independent institutions. 

Together, the central university and the colleges make up the collegiate university.

The University estate is managed by the Estates Services department.

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