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Asia - East

Oxford’s links with East Asia, in particular with China, Japan and Korea, are among its most important, and rank among the most extensive of any university in the West.

In China, for example, Oxford’s Clinical Trial Service Unit (CSTU) collaborates with Chinese partners on a globally unique, massive study of chronic diseases: the China Kadoorie Biobank (CKB). Oxford is collaborating with Chinese partners on world leading medical research into diabetes, infectious and tropical diseases, and major depression. In Japan, Oxford has collaborated with numerous Japanese scientific institutions in the fields of plasma physics, bionanotechnology, astrophysics and particle physics. The University has collaboration agreements with three of Korea’s top universities, and collaborations with Korean institutions on areas ranging from bionanoscience to astrophysics to cancer research.

Oxford's presence in Asia

It is a measure of importance of the region to Oxford that two of the University’s three international administrative offices are based in East Asia (in Hong Kong and Japan). Oxford University Press’s main publishing office in the region is in Hong Kong with other promotional offices in Macao, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Beijing. There are also offices dedicated to OUP’s English Language Teaching series in Taipei, Seoul, Tokyo, and Osaka.

Other countries and territories in the region

Hong Kong
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

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