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Oxford e-Research Centre, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford
The Oxford e-Research Centre is an interdisciplinary applied research department, developing and applying innovative computational and information technology in both academic research and industrial applications.
Expertise in digital methods enables the Centre to work across traditional academic boundaries to bring together significant research capabilties, acting as an incubator and hub for multidisciplinary collaborations within and outside the University.
Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford
The Department of Engineering Science at Oxford offers accredited courses in all the major branches of engineering. Every year the Department of Engineering Science, one of the largest departments in the University, produces around 160 new engineering graduates. We see 60 to 70 students each year take higher degrees, either MSc or DPhil by research. We also have a substantial research portfolio, including much that is directly supported by industry.
Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford
Oxford’s libraries are among the most celebrated in the world, not only for their incomparable collections of books and manuscripts, but also for their buildings, some of which have remained in continuous use since the Middle Ages.
Libraries in the Bodleian Libraries group include major research libraries, libraries attached to faculties, departments and other institutions of the University and, of course, the principal University library – the Bodleian Library – which has been a library of legal deposit for 400 years.
Humanities Division, University of Oxford
The Humanities Division is one of four academic divisions in the University of Oxford, bringing together nine faculties and the Ruskin School of Art. The Division's faculties are among the largest in the world, enabling Oxford to offer an education in Arts and Humanities unparalleled in its range of subjects, from music and fine art to ancient and modern languages.
Digital Humanities at Oxford is a joint initiative by the Oxford e-Research Centre, IT Services, the Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH), the Oxford Internet Institute, and Oxford's Bodleian Libraries.
Oxford probably has more digital humanities activity than any other UK institution. The University has received more grants than any other university from the Arts and Humanities Research Council for projects with digital research outputs. Since the 1970s the University of Oxford has played a major national and international role in the development and use of digital tools and resources for research in the humanities.
Launched in May 2013, TORCH provides an important opportunity for Oxford’s humanities scholars to collaborate with researchers across other disciplines, and institutions; work with academics across all stages of their academic careers; develop partnerships with public and private institutions; engage with wider audiences; and bring together academic research, diverse industries, and the performing arts.
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (RJ) is an independent foundation with the goal of promoting and supporting research in the Humanities and Social Sciences. In 1962, the Riksdag approved a donation from Riksbanken (the Swedish Central Bank), aimed at celebrating Riksbanken’s 300th anniversary in 1968 and, simultaneously, supporting an important national objective.
The Maison Française is a French institution associated with the University of Oxford. It supports the special link between the French and British academic worlds.
The Maison is a research centre hosting French academics for long term collaborations with Oxford. It organises events and supports Franco-British academic collaborations in all disciplines, and provides support and accommodation to French students for a month, a term or a year.
The library of the Maison Française has a collection of 30 000 books (mostly French, in humanities, literature, arts) and more than 700 French films in direct partnership with the Oxford University libraries. It is open to all holders of Bodleian cards and to the general public.
The Maison also organises exhibits of French paintings and screenings of French films.