The University of Oxford is the world’s oldest English-speaking university. It has been at the forefront of research, scholarship and innovation for over 850 years, and is today a vibrant hub of internationally-leading work spanning all aspects of science, medicine, the social sciences and humanities. Our mission is the advancement of learning by teaching and research, and its dissemination by every means. Our goal is to make a difference at all scales, from the local to the global, influencing technology, policy and culture for the benefit of society.

In this section:

  • our work on the national frameworks for research excellence and knowledge exchange
  • an independent assessment of the economic impact of University activity
  • the Vice Chancellor's awards, which recognise and celebrate the ways in which our research makes a positive difference to the economy, the environment and society.