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Oxford Brookes University

Oxford Brookes University began as the Oxford School of Art in 1865, and then expanded to become a technical college. When it moved to Headington, it became a Polytechnic and in 1992 it became Oxford Brookes University. The University’s vision for 2010 is to "play a leading role in the socio-economic and cultural development of the communities that it serves. Through interchange between teachers, students, businesses, public agencies, professional bodies, voluntary organisations and community representatives, Oxford Brookes will be recognised as more than just a university." Oxford Brookes University’s website>>

Environmental Sustainability Initiatives

OBU EnvironmentAdministrators, faculty, and students at Oxford Brookes integrate environmental sustainability goals within all aspects of the university. Oxford Brookes was the first university in the world to be awarded Fairtrade status, and they aim to reduce the environmental impact of their daily operations. Faculty incorporate environmental issues in their courses. The University also works with the local community and others to develop environmental initiatives and to provide environmental educational programs. Learn more>>


 Development and Emergency Practice Collaborative Fieldwork Program

 Oxford Brookes’ Masters degree in Development and Emergency Practice (DEP), founded in 1991, is known world-wide for its practice base and strong culture of student/practitioner collaboration. The program is above all multi-disciplinary: each year students come from all backgrounds, either as experienced aid workers or those new to the field. A central objective of the program relates to the attitudes and behaviors of aid workers working among vulnerable communities. To these ends DEP’s Collaborative Fieldwork Program (CFP) seeks to equip students with skills and attitudes for improved humanitarian engagement, achieved through placements with humanitarian organizations and collaborative community level field trips. Visit the website>>