The University of Oxford employs over 7,100 academic, research and support staff across a wide range of academic disciplines. Its mission is to achieve and sustain excellence in every area of its teaching and research, maintaining and developing its historical position as a world-class university, and enriching the international, national, and regional communities through the fruits of its research and the skills of its graduates. In support of this aim, the University provides the facilities and support for its staff to pursue innovative research, building upon Oxford’s outstanding research record, by responding to developments in the intellectual environment and society at large, and by forging close links with the wider academic world, the professions, industry, and commerce. The University has four academic divisions (Humanities; Social Sciences; Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences; and Medical Sciences) through which its academic administration is conducted. Each division is led by a full time Head of Division who chairs the Divisional Board and major committees. The Oxford e-Research Centre is a unique centre of excellence at the University of Oxford which works across all fields and disciplines to enable the use and development of innovative computational and information technology. Since its foundation in 2006, the Oxford e-Research Centre has attracted an internationally prestigious team of 50 multidisciplinary researchers committed to accelerating research through innovative technology in fields as diverse as Chemistry and the Humanities, HPC and the Social Sciences – as well as leading work on the ethics of e-Research. The Centre now collaborates with over 20 research units across the University, leading a consortium of six University groups through e-Research South and has strategic research collaborations in the US, Australasia and Europe.
Role in the Project
The University of Oxford will be leader of WP1, where in particular it will focus on Ethical Governance and Value Sensitive Design for SmartSociety. The University of Oxford will also contribute to other WPs.