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 38 colleges and six 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.