Oxford University

The University of Oxford or Oxford University is the oldest English-speaking institution of higher learning world-wide. Oxford University traces its roots to the 12th Century, but traces of it go back to the end of the 11th Century. Oxford University does not have a campus. It is located in the city of Oxford, Oxfordshire, England and is comprised of 38 independent and self-governing colleges and 6 permanent private halls speckled about the Oxford area. Oxford has more than 30,000 undergraduate, graduate and program students. Oxford is the home of the Rhodes Scholar offered to students around the world. Oxford is a member of the Russell Group o British Universities, the Coimbra Group, and other prestigious groups. Oxford University is rated at in the Top 10 of all universities world-wide. Their news sources and research is readily available on-line.

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Closing the attainment gaps

Research by the Department of Education at Oxford University shows gaps in educational achievement at age 16 have decreased substantially over the last 25 years, particularly in the attainment of different ethnic groups.

dateAug 18, 2015 in Social Sciences
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Woodland concerns put into historical context

Given the time it takes for trees to grow, woodland researchers need to take a long view. A new book from Oxford University's Keith Kirby and Nottingham University's Charles Watkins certainly does that, covering 10,000 years ...

dateAug 05, 2015 in Environment
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Secret life of penguins revealed

To mark World Penguin Day (25 April 2015) citizen science project Penguin Watch will release 500,000 new images of penguins and reveal secrets from a year of spying on penguins.

dateApr 27, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Complex genetic ancestry of Americans uncovered

By comparing the genes of current-day North and South Americans with African and European populations, an Oxford University study has found the genetic fingerprints of the slave trade and colonisation that shaped migrations ...

dateMar 24, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Recreating the heart of a star on Earth

By recreating the extreme conditions similar to those found half-way into the Sun in a thin metal foil, Oxford University researchers have captured crucial information about how electrons and ions interact in a unique state ...

dateMar 24, 2015 in General Physics
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