University of Oxford

  • university of oxford
    coat of arms of the university of oxford.svg
    coat of arms of the university of oxford
    latin: universitas oxoniensis
    other name
    the chancellor masters and scholars of the university of oxford[1]
    mottolatin: dominus illuminatio mea
    motto in english
    the lord is my light
    typepublic research university
    establishedc. 1096; 924 years ago (1096)[2]
    endowment£6.1 billion (including colleges) (as of 31 july 2018)[5]
    budget£2.237 billion (excluding colleges) (2017–18)[4]
    chancellorthe lord patten of barnes
    vice-chancellorlouise richardson[6][7]
    academic staff
    1,791[8]
    students23,975 (2017)[9]
    undergraduates11,747 (2017)[9]
    postgraduates11,687 (2017)[9]
    other students
    541 (2017)[9]
    location
    oxford
    ,
    england, united kingdom
    campusuniversity town
    colours     oxford blue[10]
    athleticsthe sporting blue
    affiliationsiaru
    russell group
    europaeum
    eua
    golden triangle
    g5
    leru
    ox.ac.uk
    university of oxford.svg

    the university of oxford is a collegiate research university in oxford, england. there is evidence of teaching as early as 1096,[2] making it the oldest university in the english-speaking world and the world's second-oldest university in continuous operation.[2][11] it grew rapidly from 1167 when henry ii banned english students from attending the university of paris.[2] after disputes between students and oxford townsfolk in 1209, some academics fled north-east to cambridge where they established what became the university of cambridge.[12] the two "ancient universities" are frequently jointly called "oxbridge". the history and influence of the university of oxford has made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world.[13][14]

    the university is made up of 39 constituent colleges, and a range of academic departments, which are organised into four divisions.[15] all the colleges are self-governing institutions within the university, each controlling its own membership and with its own internal structure and activities.[16] it does not have a main campus, and its buildings and facilities are scattered throughout the city centre. undergraduate teaching at oxford is organised around weekly tutorials at the colleges and halls, supported by classes, lectures, seminars, and laboratory work provided by university faculties and departments; some postgraduate teaching includes tutorials organised by faculties and departments. it operates the world's oldest university museum, as well as the largest university press in the world[17] and the largest academic library system nationwide.[18]

    in the fiscal year ending 31 july 2018, the university had a total income of £2.2 billion, of which £579 million was from research grants and contracts.[4] the university is ranked among the best higher learning institutions by most international and major national league tables.[19][20][21]

    oxford has educated a wide range of notable alumni, including 28 prime ministers of the united kingdom and many heads of state and government around the world.[22] as of november 2019, 72 nobel prize laureates, 3 fields medalists, and 6 turing award winners have studied, worked, or held visiting fellowships at the university of oxford, while its alumni have won 160 olympic medals.[23] oxford is the home of numerous scholarships, including the rhodes scholarship, one of the oldest international graduate scholarship programmes.[24]

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University of Oxford
Coat of arms of the University of Oxford.svg
Latin: Universitas Oxoniensis
Other name
The Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford[1]
MottoLatin: Dominus illuminatio mea
Motto in English
The Lord is my light
TypePublic research university
Establishedc. 1096; 924 years ago (1096)[2]
Endowment£6.1 billion (including colleges) (as of 31 July 2018)[5]
Budget£2.237 billion (excluding colleges) (2017–18)[4]
ChancellorThe Lord Patten of Barnes
Vice-ChancellorLouise Richardson[6][7]
Academic staff
1,791[8]
Students23,975 (2017)[9]
Undergraduates11,747 (2017)[9]
Postgraduates11,687 (2017)[9]
Other students
541 (2017)[9]
Location,
England, United Kingdom
CampusUniversity town
Colours     Oxford Blue[10]
AthleticsThe Sporting Blue
AffiliationsIARU
Russell Group
Europaeum
EUA
Golden Triangle
G5
LERU
ox.ac.uk
University of Oxford.svg

The University of Oxford is a collegiate research university in Oxford, England. There is evidence of teaching as early as 1096,[2] making it the oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world's second-oldest university in continuous operation.[2][11] It grew rapidly from 1167 when Henry II banned English students from attending the University of Paris.[2] After disputes between students and Oxford townsfolk in 1209, some academics fled north-east to Cambridge where they established what became the University of Cambridge.[12] The two "ancient universities" are frequently jointly called "Oxbridge". The history and influence of the University of Oxford has made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world.[13][14]

The university is made up of 39 constituent colleges, and a range of academic departments, which are organised into four divisions.[15] All the colleges are self-governing institutions within the university, each controlling its own membership and with its own internal structure and activities.[16] It does not have a main campus, and its buildings and facilities are scattered throughout the city centre. Undergraduate teaching at Oxford is organised around weekly tutorials at the colleges and halls, supported by classes, lectures, seminars, and laboratory work provided by university faculties and departments; some postgraduate teaching includes tutorials organised by faculties and departments. It operates the world's oldest university museum, as well as the largest university press in the world[17] and the largest academic library system nationwide.[18]

In the fiscal year ending 31 July 2018, the university had a total income of £2.2 billion, of which £579 million was from research grants and contracts.[4] The university is ranked among the best higher learning institutions by most international and major national league tables.[19][20][21]

Oxford has educated a wide range of notable alumni, including 28 prime ministers of the United Kingdom and many heads of state and government around the world.[22] As of November 2019, 72 Nobel Prize laureates, 3 Fields Medalists, and 6 Turing Award winners have studied, worked, or held visiting fellowships at the University of Oxford, while its alumni have won 160 Olympic medals.[23] Oxford is the home of numerous scholarships, including the Rhodes Scholarship, one of the oldest international graduate scholarship programmes.[24]

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azərbaycanca: Oksford Universiteti
Bân-lâm-gú: Oxford Tāi-ha̍k
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Оксфардзкі ўнівэрсытэт
brezhoneg: Skol-veur Oxford
Gàidhlig: Oilthigh Oxford
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Oxford Thai-ho̍k
Bahasa Indonesia: Universitas Oxford
íslenska: Oxford-háskóli
Lëtzebuergesch: Universitéit vun Oxford
Lingua Franca Nova: Universia de Oxford
Bahasa Melayu: Universiti Oxford
norsk nynorsk: University of Oxford
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Oxford universiteti
Plattdüütsch: University of Oxford
Qaraqalpaqsha: Oksford u'niversitetı
Simple English: University of Oxford
slovenščina: Univerza v Oxfordu
Soomaaliga: Jaamacadda Oxford
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Univerzitet u Oxfordu
ئۇيغۇرچە / Uyghurche: ئوكسفورد ئۇنىۋېرسىتېتى
Tiếng Việt: Đại học Oxford
吴语: 牛津大学
粵語: 牛津大學
中文: 牛津大学