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The Oxford Internet Institute is a multidisciplinary research and teaching department of the University of Oxford, dedicated to the social science of the Internet.

Digital connections are now embedded in almost every aspect of our daily lives, and research on individual and collective behaviour online is crucial to understanding our social, economic and political world.

  • Research: We have unprecedented access to a huge volume of rich social data, and are developing new theories, concepts and methods to analyse it. About our research.
  • Teaching: Our Masters and doctoral programmes bring students from all over the world, to work with our faculty at the cutting-edge of their fields. Study at the OII.
  • Policy: We provide the empirical data and conceptual analysis that is so needed to design policy solutions to societal problems. About our policy work.

Our academic faculty and graduate students are drawn from many different disciplines: we believe this combined approach is essential to tackle society’s ‘big questions’. Together, we aim to positively shape the development of our digital world for the public good.