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Oxford leads Nature Positive Universities Alliance to reverse biodiversity decline

The Nature Positive Universities Alliance brings higher education institutions together to use their unique power and influence as drivers of positive change.

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Engaging communities in wildlife conservation through storybooks

Impact case study

A series of children's books, created by Lion Landscapes (part of Oxford’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit) are helping to put communities in Africa at the heart of conservation efforts – and illustrating how wildlife, people and healthy ecosystems can co-exist.
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A Partnership in Learning by Doing: using research to engage policymakers to pave the way for electric car clubs in Oxfordshire

Dr Hannah Budnitz is a Research Associate in Urban Mobility in the Transport Studies Unit at the University of Oxford. Hannah used an Oxford Policy Engagement Network (OPEN) Seed Fund grant to work with policymakers towards demonstrating the success factors that might support electric car clubs and other electric car sharing models in towns and villages.
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10 recommendations for best practice stakeholder engagement

Dr Caitlin Hafferty is a postdoctoral researcher in environmental social science based at the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford. She is an expert in public and stakeholder engagement in environmental decision-making, and is passionate about championing the contributions of social sciences to nature recovery.

Developing the next generation of wildlife conservation leaders

Impact case study

A unique postgraduate diploma, run by Oxford’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, is helping to develop the next generation of international wildlife conservation leaders in the Global South.
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A Global Resilience Index: Supporting climate adaptation of global infrastructure systems

Impact case study

A new Global Resilience Index, developed by researchers at the Environmental Change Institute, is helping policy makers understand climate risks to global infrastructure systems and plan appropriate investments and interventions.
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Tackling mental illness by supporting industry to develop new drugs

Impact case study

An academic/industry partnership, based at the NIHR Oxford Health Biomedical Research Centre, is helping companies use experimental medicine approaches to speed up development of new drugs to treat psychiatric disorders.
King Charles presents President Macron with Oxford University research on Voltaire’s work

King Charles presents President Macron with Oxford University research on Voltaire’s work

The gift is an extract from a University of Oxford research project to produce and publish the first ever scholarly edition of the Œuvres complètes de Voltaire (Complete works of Voltaire) begun in 1968, completed over 50 years later, in 2022, made up of 205 volumes.

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Development of a Malaria vaccine - R21/Matrix-M

Impact case studies

EU funding has supported University of Oxford led programmes to create and validate vaccines for some of the most prevalent and deadly diseases affecting low- and middle-income countries.
Oxford University welcomes UK associate membership of Horizon Europe

Oxford University welcomes UK associate membership of Horizon Europe

Horizon Europe is the EU’s funding programme for research and innovation projects for the years 2021 to 2027.  The programme has a budget of €95.5 billion (£81bn). It is the successor to Horizon 2020 and the previous Framework Programmes for Research and Technological Development.

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Development and roll-out of Typhoid Vi-conjugate vaccine (TCV)

Impact case study

EU funding has supported University of Oxford led programmes to create and validate vaccines for some of the most prevalent and deadly diseases affecting low- and middle-income countries.
Wolfson Prize Shortlist

Three Oxford academics shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize 2023

Professor Emma Smith (Faculty of English), Professor Henrietta Harrison (Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies) and Professor James Belich (Faculty of History) are among only six nominees for their outstanding books.

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Development of automated speech recognition and language learning tools

Impact case study

Researchers at the University of Oxford, led by Professor Aditi Lahiri, Director of the Language and Brain Laboratory, have developed an automated speech recognition system based on modelling of how the brain processes sounds. The research has been awarded four European Research Council grants: two Advanced and, for innovation building on their results, two Proof of Concept awards.
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Meat the future and Meat your Persona: starting the conversation about sustainable diets

Impact case study

Public engagement activities developed by the Livestock, Environment and People (LEAP) programme have taken the message about food production, climate change and health around the UK – encouraging people to consider how diet affects personal and planetary health.
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Research-based child abuse prevention and parenting programme to support lifelong health

Impact case study

Millions of people around the world have been supported by a suite of evidence-based, open-access parenting programmes, developed by Oxford researchers and adapted to help families in times of crisis, from Covid-19 to the Turkey-Syria earthquake to the Ukraine war to the floods in Pakistan.
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Revolutionary new method of analysis boosts UK life sciences sector

Impact case study

Oxford scientists Professor Philipp Kukura, Professor Justin Benesch, Dr Gavin Young, and Daniel Cole have pioneered a new technique known as mass photometry (MP).
Burkina Faso R21 vaccine regulatory clearance

Oxford R21/Matrix-M™ malaria vaccine receives regulatory clearance for use in Burkina Faso

Phase IIb and phase III trials in Burkina Faso, have demonstrated high efficacy levels and a reassuring safety profile among children who received a three-dose primary regimen and one booster dose a year later.

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Routine brain scanning may improve clinical care for people with psychosis

Researchers led by Dr Graham Blackman and Professor Philip McGuire at the University of Oxford's Department of Psychiatry reviewed t

Humanities study

New research shows how studying the humanities can benefit young people’s future careers and wider society

The report, called ‘The Value of the Humanities’, used an innovative methodology to understand how humanities graduates have fared over their whole careers – not just at a fixed point in time after graduation. 

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University of Oxford researchers work together to protect COVID-19 orphans

Associate Professor Seth Flaxman, Computer Science and Professor Lucie Cluver, Department of Social Policy and Intervention worked together alongside global organisation including the World Bank, WHO and NGOs like Save the Children to change the lives of children who lost a parent or guardian due to COVID-19.


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