Oxford is world-famous for research excellence and home to some of the most talented people from across the globe. Our work helps the lives of millions, solving real-world problems through a huge network of partnerships and collaborations. The breadth and interdisciplinary nature of our research sparks imaginative and inventive insights and solutions.

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Revolutionising solar power technology: Oxford PV

Helping to make solar power more efficient and more affordable.
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SOPHIA: Helping private companies reduce poverty

Researches from the University of Oxford are developing ways to help businesses tackle poverty across the world.
reconstruction of Palmyra’s Arch

Whose Heritage, Whose Reconstruction?

Impact case study

Dr Judith McKenzie’s convictions about the ‘intangible heritage’ vested in historic sites by those who live among them are shared by other Oxford academics.
Powis Castle

The National Trust Partnership: Connecting cutting-edge Oxford University research with the National Trust’s places and collections

A look into the collaborative partnership between the National Trust and Oxford University research.
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Identifying and fixing critical design flaws in Bluetooth

Impact case study

Oxford University research uncovered critical flaws in the Bluetooth standard implemented in billions of devices worldwide.
EAMENA aerial shot

Archaeology from Above

Impact case study

The vast scope of EAMENA – Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa – belies its origins in a smaller venture to document the ancient heritage of Jordan from above.
Side view of Palmyra’s Monumental Arch

Lighthouse in a Storm

Impact case study

One timely innovation by Oxford University is offering a second life for historic monuments and other heritage sites destroyed in current conflicts in the Middle East and beyond.
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Why Oxford archaeologists dream of seeing the Palmyra Arch rebuilt by Syrians.

Impact case study

As Islamist militants are driven finally out of their captured strongholds, Oxford archaeologists have urged that the restoration of damaged historic sites be made a priority.
Dieter Schwarz Foundation and Oxford announce major research collaboration on artificial intelligence, government and policy

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

Emily Jones

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.
The North Front, Waddesdon Manor.

The Jewish Country Houses Project

Impact case study

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.
Painting of Frederick Delius in the garden of his home at Grez sur Loing, France

Digital Delius

Impact case study

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

Impact case study

Since 2003, researchers at the University of Oxford have been conducting research on approaches to greenhouse gas removal from the atmosphere.
Hornsea One - Offshore WInd Farm. Photo Credit: Ørsted

Improving technology to support offshore wind production

Impact case study

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

Impact case study

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.
Artistic impression of a plasma membrane of a human cell

OMass Therapeutics: New technology for drug discovery and development

Impact case study

Oxford University spin-out, OMass Therapeutics, is using new technologies to develop treatments for rare immunological and genetic diseases.
Bank of England notes and coins

Transforming Central Bank Communications: wider communication with targeted audiences

Impact case study

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.
Mosquito on net

Combating drug-resistant malaria

Impact case study

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

Impact case study

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

Impact case study

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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