Our_aims - University of Oxford
The University of Oxford aims 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 will:
provide 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
promote challenging and rigorous teaching which benefits from a fruitful interaction with the research environment, facilitating the exchange of ideas through tutorials and small-group learning and exploiting the University's resources in its libraries, museums and scientific collections, to equip its graduates to play their part at a national and international level
maintain and make best use of the advantages of its independent colleges, where members' intellectual and personal development is fostered within a stimulating, multidisciplinary academic community, and academic life is strengthened through the provision of high-quality support services
attract students of the highest calibre, from the UK and interna-tionally, to its undergraduate, graduate and continuing education courses, widening access by actively seeking applications from students from diverse backgrounds and extending further the many and varied opportunities for life-long learning offered in the Oxford region and more widely.
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