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Oxford to receive £7 million to turn bright ideas into global opportunities

The award follows Oxford’s recent top ranking in the UK for generating spin-out companies and its success in the Research Exc

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Preparing the UK for a new era of trade

As the United Kingdom enters a new era of trade after leaving the European Union, the government is now tasked with developing a strategic trade policy that balances multiple stakeholder priorities.
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The Jewish Country Houses Project

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Researchers in the Faculty of History are working to establish the ‘Jewish country house’ as a focus for research and an important site of British and European culture and memory.
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Digital Delius

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Researchers from the Faculty of Music have catalogued the work of British composer, Frederick Delius, and engaged with audiences to increase knowledge and understanding of his music and the process of composition.
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Tackling climate change by researching routes to greenhouse gas removal

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Since 2003, researchers at the University of Oxford have been conducting research on approaches to greenhouse gas removal from the atmosphere.
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Improving technology to support offshore wind production

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An Oxford research team has improved engineering design for the ‘monopile’ foundations that support offshore wind turbines – reducing costs to enable the economic scale up of wind energy.
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Rough Paths: gaining insights and building solutions

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Researchers in the Department of Mathematical Science are using the mathematics of ‘rough paths’ and signatures to enhance the analysis of complex streams of data – helping to identify practical solutions to real-world challenges.
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OMass Therapeutics: New technology for drug discovery and development

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Oxford University spin-out, OMass Therapeutics, is using new technologies to develop treatments for rare immunological and genetic diseases.
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Transforming Central Bank Communications: wider communication with targeted audiences

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Michael McMahon and colleagues have developed evidence on the importance of central banks communicating beyond traditional audiences – influencing the Bank of England, and other central banks, to engage more effectively with the public.
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Improving national literacy levels in the Republic of the Sudan

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David Johnson from the Department of Education has developed the first National Literacy Assessments for Sudan and worked with the government and other partners on measures to boost children’s literacy.
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Combating drug-resistant malaria

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Oxford University research has contributed to strategies to eliminate malaria in the Greater Mekong Sub-region, helping to prevent the spread of drug-resistant malaria and improving health provision and outcomes for remote communities.
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Making the case for sugar taxes: UK, Ireland and Mexico

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Researchers at the University of Oxford have made the case for sugar taxes to reduce obesity and boost health – influencing policy in Mexico, Ireland, and the UK.
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Enabling digital inclusion through public libraries

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Dr Kira Allmann and colleagues have worked with public libraries across Oxfordshire to identify barriers to digital inclusion and develop recommendations to help libraries better support digital access and skill development.
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Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy to prevent depression

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Research at the University of Oxford has validated and extended a novel approach to preventing depression.
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Does Policy Matter? Rethinking the ‘Collection Development Policy’ for the Pitt Rivers Museum

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Marenka-Thompson-Odlum and colleagues examined the Pitt Rivers’ Collection Development Policy in the light of initiatives to decolonise the museum, gaining insights and recommendations which will inform a policy update.
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Oxford historians apply state-of-the-art AI to transform the study of ancient texts

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Ithaca is the first deep neural network that can aid historians in not only restoring the missing text of damaged inscriptions, but also identifying their original location, and establishing the date they were written.

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Youth Smile: enabling access to dental care for homeless young people

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Maryam Ahmadyar worked with St Basils charity, Birmingham, to explore the barriers faced by young homeless people in accessing dental care, and develop recommendations to improve services.
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Big data and batteries help the move towards clean energy

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Professor David Howey and colleagues in the Department of Engineering Science are using big data to improve battery testing – a vital step towards a clean energy future.
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New postdoctoral global scholarships at Oxford funded by British Academy

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Projects funded by this round of the scheme will support new research into a wide range of topics from the function of music in the acquisition of knowledge to the Communist Movement in Burma and the study of Syro-Armenian polemics in the eleventh and twelfth centuries.

Point-of-care testing in serious mental illness

Point-of-care testing in serious mental illness

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A new approach to point-of-care testing is offering patients with serious mental health conditions vital health checks at routine appointments – boosting their health chances and saving time and money for the NHS

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