1 October 2012
Masters student Yonatan Moskowitz has received the 2012 OII MSc thesis prize for his thesis which analyses the broader negative social consequences of giving away personal information.
1 August 2012
New digital dimensions of place profoundly affect the ways that we interact with our urban environments. Dr Mark Graham leads a research project to interrogate these virtual layers of the city, asking what they are, where they are, and why they matter.
2 July 2012
We are very pleased to announce that a large number of our incoming students have won prestigious scholarships.
15 June 2012
The OII has been recognised as Educational Institution of the Year at the "UK Wikimedian of the Year" awards (12 May 2012). The award was made largely in recognition of the work by OII Research Fellow Dr Mark Graham to map and visualise Wikipedia data.
New Report Outlines Recommendations for Governments, Companies and Others on How to Protect Free Expression and Privacy Rights Online
14 June 2012
Ian Brown and Douwe Korff's report for the GNI "Digital Freedoms in International Law" examines the challenges facing governments and technology companies as they balance rights to expression and privacy with law enforcement and national security.
Winners Announced: European Competition for Best Innovations in University Outreach and Public Engagement
24 April 2012
Three winners have been chosen from over 100 excellent submissions for an online competition we ran to identify the most innovative outreach and public engagement activities carried out by European Universities.
13 April 2012
Rebecca Eynon and Anne Geniets discuss the topical issue of the UK's digital inclusion strategy, discussed at last week's OII workshop on low and discontinued Internet use by young people in Britain.
22 March 2012
Using the most innovative technology, the Oxford Internet Institute has created an interactive iBook of research data allowing users to choose details they want to read using moving graphics and zoom functions. Freely available from Apple’s iBookstore.
OII’s Graduate Degree Programmes Approved as a Doctoral Training Pathway for Research Students in Oxford University’s ESRC-funded Social Science Doctoral Training Centre (DTC)
19 March 2012
The OII's graduate degree programmes have been approved as a recognised doctoral training pathway for research students in Oxford University's ESRC-funded Social Science Doctoral Training Centre.
8 March 2012
Elizabeth Dubois, reading for an MSc in the Social Sciences of the Internet at the OII, played in the Oxford University Women's Rugby Varsity Match against Cambridge on March 3, 2012.
Latin American Higher Education Organisations Invited to Join EC-Funded Open Education Practices (OEP) Network
1 March 2012
OportUnidad is an action-research project supported by the EC under the EuropeAid ALFA III programme with the aim of promoting the adoption of Open Educational Practices (OEP) in Latin America.
26 January 2012
The Commons Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) publishes its report on Government and IT that insists Government has still to address the challenges of "intelligent" procurement. Helen Margetts was an expert witness.
1 December 2011
First newsletter from the ULab project, which aims to create the right framework in which best practices in the field of research management will be identified, tested and evaluated.
Life-logging and online personal data; the effects on privacy, economy, society and people’s psychology; in new report; “To log or not to log?”
11 November 2011
Ian Brown is an author of the EU's cyber security agency ENISA's report on the future impact of life-logging and online personal data: "To log or not to log? Risks and benefits of emerging life-logging technologies".
3 November 2011
We are extremely pleased to announce that three members of the OII teaching faculty are to receive awards from the University of Oxford, in recognition of their excellent contributions to the department's teaching over the past year.
17 October 2011
Topline findings from the Oxford Internet Surveys (OxIS) 2011 Report: "Next Generation Users: The Internet in Britain 2011", presenting data on British access, use and attitudes to the Internet 2003-2011.
17 October 2011
The OxIS 2011 survey shows that nearly half of Internet users in Britain are 'Next Generation Users', who routinely access the Internet on the move using portable devices - more than double the proportion in 2007.
14 October 2011
Policy and Internet, the first major peer-reviewed multi-disciplinary journal investigating the impact of the Internet on public policy, invites submissions for a special issue on Online Collective Action and Policy Change to be published in January 2013.
29 September 2011
The OII's tenth anniversary was celebrated at a gala dinner and awards ceremony in Balliol College. Lifetime awards were presented to people pivotal in shaping the Internet, including OII founding Director William Dutton.
Ulrike Rauer Receives the 2011 OII MSc Thesis Prize for Thesis on Patient Trust in Internet-based Health Records
28 September 2011
Masters student Ulrike Rauer has received the 2011 OII MSc thesis prize, for her thesis on patient trust in Internet-based health records.