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Environmental Sustainability

Environmental Sustainability

University of Oxford is committed to reducing it's environmental impact.

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IBME Open Day

The IBME successfully held it's first Open Day to students in Year 10 - 12 from local schools.

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‘Smart handpumps’ predict groundwater depth in Africa

Around one million hand pumps supply groundwater to people in rural Africa. Groundwater is used by around 200 million rural Africans every day because it is a widely available, reliable and safe source of drinking water. Yet according to a new research paper by the University of Oxford, although groundwater is critical to Africa’s growth and development, there is currently too little data to allow effective management of this critical resource. Researchers from the University’s Department of Engineering Science and the School of Geography and the Environment believe they have discovered a new way of addressing the problem using low-cost mobile technologies fitted to existing hand pumps.

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IBME Researchers Feature in International Day of Women and Girls in Science

As part of International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11, the University of Oxford featured Professor Eleanor Stride and Dr Ana Namburete from the Department’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering. The General Assembly (United Nations) adopted a resolution on 22 December 2015, to establish an annual International Day to recognise the critical role women and girls play in science and technology communities.

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Department of Engineering win MPLS Impact Award

Professor Constantin Coussios was announced as one of five winners of the 2017 MPLS Impact Awards on Tuesday 14th February at the MPLS Winter Party

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