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  • General School Information

    Native Name
    University of Oxford
    English Name
    United Kingdom
    Founding Year
    Street Address
    Wellington Square
    Postal Code/Zip Code
    OX1 2JD
    University Website
    Number of Students (approx)
    Number of Faculty (approx)
    Oxford was the first University in the English-speaking world. Our aim is to remain at the center of institutes of learning, teaching and research. Oxford’s remarkable global popularity continues to grow. Students from more than 140 countries and territories make up a student population of more then 20,000. Over a third comes from outside the United Kingdom. But it is not just longevity and global reach that mark Oxford out and give the University its special character. There is also our distinctive college and tutorial system which underpins a culture of close academic supervision and careful personal support for our outstanding students. Our colleges and halls of which there are more than forty also help to foster the intense interdisciplinary approach that inspires much of the outstanding research achievement of the University and makes Oxford a leader in so many fields. It is an approach especially suited to confronting many of the hugely complex challenges that face us all. That is why we believe that the greater we can make Oxford, the greater its contribution to the well-being of the world you and I share.
    Living Alumni
    Nobel Laureates
    47 current and former faculty members
    Base Tuition
    Professorships of Distinction
    School Income
    School Expenses
    Library Collection
    11 million 
    Real Estate Holdings
  • Chemistry Department Details

    Global Ranking in Chemistry
    Chemistry Department website
    Department contact information

    Mailing Address
    12 Mansfield Road
    OX1 3TA

    Telephone 01865 285000

    Research Areas

    Catalysis; Sustainable Energy Chemistry; Advanced functional materials; Synthesis; Interfacial Science; Innovative Measurement and photon science

    Chemistry Department Information
    The earliest periods of the development of a university chemistry school at Oxford are not easily unravelled from the simultaneous development of schools in physics and biochemistry. Chemistry was seen to be a truly separate discipline with the building of its own laboratory as an appendix to the Science Museum which opened in 1860. The laboratory stood and still stands as a remarkable small octagonal structure beside the museum, built in Victorian Gothic style deliberately designed on the Abbot's kitchen at Glastonbury. The building, one of the first purpose built chemical laboratories anywhere, is still called the Abbot's Kitchen. The laboratory was extended, still in Gothic style, in 1878 and this extension now houses the ICL undegraduate teaching laboratory.
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