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.
8.2 percent of our DNA is 'functional'
Only 8.2% of human DNA is likely to be doing something important – is 'functional' – say Oxford University researchers.
Smart glasses for people with poor vision being tested in Oxford
Oxford University researchers are measuring how their smart glasses can help people with limited vision navigate and avoid walking into obstacles.
'Cascade of events' caused sudden explosion of animal life
The explosion of animal life on Earth around 520 million years ago was the result of a combination of interlinked factors rather than a single underlying cause, according to a new study.
A-maize-ing double life of a genome
Early maize farmers selected for genes that improved the harvesting of sunlight, a new detailed study of how plants use 'doubles' of their genomes reveals. The findings could help current efforts to improve existing crop ...
Research says Mars had oxygen-rich atmosphere 4000 million years ago
Differences between Martian meteorites and rocks examined by a NASA rover can be explained if Mars had an oxygen-rich atmosphere 4000 million years ago—well before the rise of atmospheric oxygen on Earth 2500 million years ...
Spiders know the meaning of web music
Spider silk transmits vibrations across a wide range of frequencies so that, when plucked like a guitar string, its sound carries information about prey, mates, and even the structural integrity of a web.
Study shows more of us are heading down the social ladder
A study led by Oxford University shows that, contrary to what is widely supposed, there has been no decline in social mobility in Britain over recent decades but rather than going up as in the past, more of us are moving ...
3-D printer builds synthetic tissues
A custom-built programmable 3D printer can create materials with several of the properties of living tissues, Oxford University scientists have demonstrated.
Mongolian women 'want status over big families'
A new study suggests the aspirations of women in Mongolia have rapidly shifted. Before the rapid economic transition of the 1990s, the wealthiest women in the Communist-style era had big families. However, women today are ...
Firing up bright sparks in African business
An Oxford University report has systematically examined how the ingenuity of African entrepreneurs is being supported. It found while government schemes and policies are in place to support Ghanaian businesses, in practice ...