About the University
The University of Oxford is a complex and stimulating organisation which enjoys an international reputation as a world-class centre of excellence in research and teaching. The University has a student population of over 23,000 and employs more than 13,000 people - the largest employer in Oxfordshire.
Oxford is the oldest University in the English-speaking world, with a rich history that has contributed to its unique collegiate structure. The University is composed of Academic Services, University Collections (including libraries and museums), University Administrative Services and four highly devolved academic divisions (which oversee roughly 100 departments). In addition, students and researchers are associated with individual colleges. Find out more about the structure of the University
The University is spread across sites in Oxford. Many colleges, departments and administrative services are located in the city centre, with further scientific departments located around the Old Road Campus and the hospitals in Headington. Other departments are located around the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter in Jericho, to the west of the city centre. Find your way around.