Oxford University ranked number 1 in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for the sixth year running, and at the heart of this success is our ground-breaking research and innovation.
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.
Citizen Science translating ancient lives
For more than a century, scholars have worked on the Oxyrhynchus Papyri: a million fragments of documents recovered from Egypt in the early 20th century, containing everything from lost Gospels to ancient tax returns. Led by Dr Dirk Obbink, the Ancient Lives project digitised the fragments, and allowed members of the public to identify the characters they contained.
Sharing the beauty of networks
Dr Mason Porter discusses the beauty of network maths, and how he and his colleagues have pioneered a programme to teach others about this vital area of mathematical understanding.
The TOBY Trial - cooling babies
Cooling or 'moderate hypothermia' is used to treat term babies who experienced a lack of oxygen during birth. It has been shown to reduce the risk of death or impairment and is now the treatment recommended by National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).