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.

Community archaeology

Community archaeology

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Dr David Griffiths talks about how community archaeology is building skills and creating links with employers and communities in East Oxford.

Defeating dengue with GM mosquitoes

Defeating dengue with GM mosquitoes

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Dengue fever affects 100 million people, causes 20,000 deaths a year, and there’s no known vaccine -- but Oxford researchers are genetically modifying mosquitoes to eradicate it.
The secret life of the seabird

The loneliness of the long-distance seabird

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An integrated method of tracking small seabirds pioneered by University of Oxford zoologists is providing valuable information about both the health of the oceans and how best to protect vulnerable species.
Data scientists to the rescue

Data scientists to the rescue

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A unique project involving University of Oxford Information Engineers is integrating the skills of computers and people to enable a more effective response to natural and man-made disasters, as well as tackling a wide range of other problems.
Impact case studies

Reforming the IMF and the World Bank

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An Oxford academic has addressed G20 members, Commonwealth heads of government, the European Union and the World Economic Forum at Davos.
Making learning available for everyone

Making learning available for everyone

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The University of Oxford’s iTunes U site goes from strength to strength, making sure that learning has a real impact in society
Opening the gates of the University's libraries, museums and collections

Opening the gates of the University's libraries, museums and collections

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In 2009, the Queen's Anniversary Prize was awarded to the University of Oxford's Bodleian Library and University Library Services for their outstanding quality and high level of public benefit.
Preventing strokes

Preventing strokes

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Two projects led by Professor Peter Rothwell, from the Department of Clinical Neuroscience, University of Oxford, are leading to major improvements in the effectiveness of stroke prevention.
18th century miscellanies

18th century miscellanies

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Dr Abigail Williams describes her experience of bringing 18th Century miscellanies to life for 21st Century audiences.

Acting against genocide

Acting against genocide

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Professor Jennifer Welsh describes how her research helps the international community act effectively against genocide and ethnic cleansing.

Research in Westminster: Human Rights law and the treatment of rape victims

Research in Westminster: Human Rights law and the treatment of rape victims

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Professor Liora Lazarus talks about how important it is for researchers of law to influence government policy, and how she has leveraged her own specialism in human rights to the benefit of society.

Fighting Arthritis: the development of anti-TNF therapies

Fighting Arthritis: the development of anti-TNF therapies

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Professor Sir Marc Feldmann and Professor Sir Ravinder Maini talk about how they discovered that blocking a single molecule can improve the quality of life for sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis.

[Oxford Impacts] How people with depression see faces

How people with depression see faces

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Professor Catherine Harmer on how understanding facial recognition can help us find better antidepressants.

Oxford Impacts trailer

Oxford Impacts trailer

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The Oxford Impacts video series celebrates the ways that Oxford University benefits the world of policy, health, business and culture.

Volcano hunting, Italy to Peru

Volcano hunting, Italy to Peru

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Professor David Pyle discusses work understanding the processes that underpin volcanic eruptions: and the devastating effects that volcanic plumes can have.

Turbine blade runner

Turbine blade runner

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Professor Li He on understanding better how turbines function at high temperatures: making jet engines greener, and turbines cheaper to run.

Learning about illness -- using breath

Learning about illness - using breath

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Professor Gus Hancock and colleagues discuss the many things we can learn about the body's health through the breath: and new technologies that can make that process easier.

Nanoparticles in the fight against cancer

Nanoparticles in the fight against cancer

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Professor Peter Dobson and his colleagues discuss the use of nanoparticles to improve cancer treatments.

Peru's Data Collectors

Peru's Data Collectors

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Professor Yadvinder Mahli on work in Peru on the effect of tropical forests on climate change.

Jatropha Curcas in the Global Race for Biofuels

Jatropha Curcas in the Global Race for Biofuels

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Professor Katherine Willis on the global race for biofuels: and Oxford's role in assessing their impact for policymakers.

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