University of Oxford

Parks Road
Oxford OX1 3PJ
United Kingdom

Phone : +44 1865 283225

MSP-Project Coordinator:

Jong Min Kim
Phone: +44 1865 283225

Partner description

The University of Oxford is widely recognised as one of the world's leading science universities, which enjoys an international reputation as a world-class centre of excellence in research and education. Most staff are directly appointed and managed by one of the University’s 130 departments or other units within a highly devolved operational structure - this includes 5,900 ‘academic-related’ staff (postgraduate research, computing, senior library, and administrative staff) and 2,820 ‘support’ staff (including clerical, library, technical, and manual staff). There are also over 1,600 academic staff (professors, readers, lecturers), whose appointments are in the main overseen by a combination of broader divisional and local faculty board/departmental structures. Oxford is one of Europe's most innovative and entrepreneurial universities: income from external research contracts exceeds £367m p.a., and more than 60 spin-off companies have been created. Engineering Science is one of the most active and interdisciplinary departments, has approximately 280 research students and about 80 Research Fellows and Postdoctoral researchers. Research in the Department is particularly strong. Direct funding of research grants and contracts, from a variety of sources, amounts to an annual turnover of approximately £10M in addition to general turnover of about £12M. In the Research Assessment Exercise of 2008, 85% of the Department’s research was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.