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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.
Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.
We have an incredibly diverse publishing programme, which often surprises people who are expecting a traditional university press offering. We publish in many countries, in more than 40 languages, and in a variety of formats–print and digital. Our products cover an extremely broad academic and educational spectrum, and we aim to make our content available to our users in whichever format suits them best. We publish for all audiences–from pre-school to secondary level schoolchildren; students to academics; general readers to researchers; individuals to institutions.
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.
Electronic Enlightenment is the most wide-ranging online collection of edited correspondence of the early modern period, linking people across Europe, the Americas and Asia from the early 17th to the mid-19th century — reconstructing one of the world's great historical “conversations”.
The Alan Turing Institute, headquartered in the British Library, London, was created as the national institute for data science in 2015. In 2017, as a result of a government recommendation, the Institute added artificial intelligence to it's remit.
The Institute is named in honour of Alan Turing (23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954), whose pioneering work in theoretical and applied mathematics, engineering and computing are considered to be the key disciplines comprising the fields of data science and artificial intelligence.
The King's Digital Lab develops digital research solutions, building resources designed to answer questions, store content, publish results, and push the boundaries of computationally-intensive research. We work closely with our project partners, to understand their intellectual focus as well as their technical requirements.
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.
The Institute was founded to support the UK’s research software community. Our mission is to cultivate better, more sustainable, research software to enable world-class research (better software, better research).
Organised around five teams (community, policy, software, training, and communications) the Institute has built a network of 95 Fellows from across research disciplines; championed software and software career paths through House of Lords, BIS and RCUK reports; worked with over 50 projects to directly improve their codes, written over 80 popular guides; and organised training events to teach over 1,000 learners the basics of software engineering – thus helping thousands of people to build better research software.
This project brings the very latest technologies to bear on the entire music industry, end-to-end, producer to consumer, making the production process more fruitful, the consumption process more engaging, and the delivery and intermediation more automated and robust. The project addresses 3 premises: (i) that Semantic Web technologies should be deployed throughout the content value chain from producer to consumer; (ii) that advanced signal processing should be employed in the content production phases to extract “pure” features of perceptual significance and represent these in standard vocabularies; (iii) that this combination of semantic technologies and content-derived metadata leads to advantages (and new products and services) at many points in the value chain, from recording studio to end-user (listener) devices and applications.