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 scientists’ help researchers gather new insights into polar bear behaviour

‘Citizen scientists’ help researchers gather new insights into polar bear behaviour

The Arctic Bears Project is being led by Professor Douglas Clark, of the University of Saskatchewan, in collaboration with penguinologist Dr Tom Hart of Oxford’s Department of Zoology.

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PRINCIPLE trial finds antibiotics azithromycin and doxycycline not generally effective treatments for COVID-19

Azithromycin and doxycycline are two commonly used antibiotics investigated as separate treatments in the trial. Both drugs are being used by some doctors in the hope of treating COVID-19 in the early stages of the illness.

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New insights from original Domesday survey revealed

A new interpretation of the survey behind Domesday Book – the record of conquered England compiled on the orders of William the Conqueror in 1086 – has emerged from a major new study of the survey’s earliest surviving manuscript.

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Oxford vaccine stimulates broad antibody and T cell functions

These findings are reported in two papers, both released in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Medicine.

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Driving policy change to prevent maternal deaths

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The MBRRACE programme is influencing policy and services to support pregnant women and prevent maternal deaths.
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Boosting life chances for resettled refugees

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Software developed by an international team including Dr Alex Teytelboym from Oxford University is helping to resettle refugees in communities where they are more likely to flourish.
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Impact case study

Researchers at Oxford Vaccine Group have developed machine learning software to predict the efficacy of flu vaccines, offering huge potential for other vaccine research.
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Right book… right time… right place

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Kirsten Shepherd-Barr and colleagues have developed the award-winning LitHits app, which allows users to access great literature in unexpected ways.
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Blow-up in Bissau

Impact case study

A photographic exhibition organised by Dr Ramon Sarró and colleagues has helped re-establish the National Ethnographic Museum in Guinea-Bissau.
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New project explores the origins of money

The CHANGE Project is led by Professor Andrew Meadows, a Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History at New College and former Curator of Greek Coins at the British Museum.

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New research confirms obesity is a cause of kidney disease

Funded by Kidney Research UK and the Medical Research Council, this new study has found that fat all over the body increases risk, not just fat around the middle (tummy fat), and suggests controlling weight could be a new way to manage kidney disease risk.

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Trials of Oxford coronavirus vaccine begin in Kenya

Our vaccine work is progressing quickly.

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Oxford University creates its 200th spinout company PhishAR

The University of Oxford, through its research commercialisation arm Oxford University Innovation, has created its 200th company based on academic research, PhishAR.

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Global clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine resume

Our vaccine work is progressing quickly.

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Research finds that inadequate US pandemic response cost more American lives than World War I

Dr Janine Aron and Professor John Muellbauer’s research suggests that around 57,800 Americans would have survived had the US managed the pandemic as effectively as Europe. In other words, the US’s poor pandemic response may have cost the country more lives than World War I.

Utility companies undermining global transition to net-zero emissions

Utility companies undermining global transition to net-zero emissions

The study, published in Nature Energy, is the first to investigate electric utilities on a global scale. Using a machine-learning technique, the research analyses the activities of more than 3,000 companies over the past two decades.


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