16 April 2019
In an era of always-on information, it is surprising how little we know about key biological aspects of animal species worldwide. A paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) reveals that fundamental pieces of information, such as fertility and survival rates - the building blocks of how populations persist - are missing from global data for more than 98 percent of known species of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians.
University announces involvement in 'Oxford Energy Superhub’ and ‘Local Energy Oxfordshire’ projects
8 April 2019
Projects aim to reduce emissions and improve public health by accelerating move to electric vehicles and decarbonised heating.
4 April 2019
As governments meet at the UN to negotiate towards an historic Global Ocean Treaty, a groundbreaking study by leading marine biologists has mapped out how to protect over a third of the world’s oceans by 2030, a target that scientists say is crucial in order to safeguard wildlife and to help mitigate the impacts of climate change.
3 April 2019
A promise of collaboration has been signified over the next few years on a range of topics, reflecting the growth of the space sector in the UK and Europe.
28 March 2019
Nine Oxford academics, including five from MPLS, have received European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grants to fund cutting-edge research projects that address some of today’s most pressing challenges.
28 March 2019
As part of the UK Government’s wider initiative to become a world leader in tackling cyber threats, today the UK launches a National Centre to provide a step-change in research associated with the Internet of Things (IoT).
26 March 2019
Professor Ronald A. Roy has been announced as the new Head of the Department of Engineering Science from September 2019
25 March 2019
Oxford University's Gardens, Libraries and Museums (GLAM) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University of Padua's Centro di Ateneo per i Musei, which will strengthen collaboration between the two institutions.
20 March 2019
A group of Oxford graduate students is spending five weeks taking part in the Aldabra Clean-Up Project – an ambitious collaboration between the University of Oxford and the Seychelles Islands Foundation (SIF).
15 March 2019
This prestigious annual competition provides an opportunity for researchers to communicate their research to parliamentarians.
13 March 2019
Planthopper bugs may be small, but they attract mates from afar by sending vibrational calls along plant stems and leaves using fast, rhythmic motions of their abdomen.
5 March 2019
The global population at risk from mosquito-borne diseases - including yellow fever, Zika and dengue - is expanding with changes in the distribution of two key mosquitoes: Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. The spread of these species is largely driven by a combination of factors: human movements and climate change.
4 March 2019
Oxford Sciences Innovation Plc (OSI) has announced two new Board-level appointments, with experienced technology entrepreneur Charles Conn joining as Chief Executive and former Google CFO Patrick Pichette joining as Chairman.
1 March 2019
The University of Oxford and Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals have announced a new affiliation to advance therapies for rare diseases. The joint program combines capabilities to improve treatment options globally for patients with rare diseases.
Oxford scientists in community-led call for Government inquiry into funding policy impact on diversity in STEMM
28 February 2019
Do science funding policies and cultures prevent UK science from attracting a diverse community of people? This important proposal was put to the Science and Technology Select Committee by over 200 UK scientists, including 15 from Oxford, and will be taken forward by the Government in 2019-20.
26 February 2019
Researchers from the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford, have discovered a new biochemical pathway in plants which they have named CHLORAD.