About Us


2020 OSCAR building


The Oxford Suzhou Centre for Advanced Research (OSCAR) is the University of Oxford’s first and only engineering and physical sciences research institute outside of the UK.

The Centre is positioned in Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District (SEID), a district in southern SIP with a high concentration of science, education and innovation activity.

Officially inaugurated on 22 November 2018, the Centre is a partnership between the University of Oxford and the Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) in China's Jiangsu Province, and a paradigm of UK-China science and education cooperation.

Our mission is to create a long-term international collaboration between the UK and China, combining academic research, technological development, and commercial exploitation via a mutually beneficial partnership with Suzhou Industrial Park’s expert manufacturing base, to bring innovative technologies of global benefit to market.

OSCAR will conduct internationally leading research and development, accelerate the commercial adoption of new technologies, foster interactions between academia and industry, nurture next generation researchers and promote international research co-operation for the benefit of local, regional, national, and international societies.

Research initiatives at OSCAR are steered by established professors from the University of Oxford.  Our research portfolio now spans biomedical engineering and healthcare, environment and biotechnology, mathematical modelling and data analytics, nanotechnology, and functional materials.

OSCAR occupies a 20,000 m2 building with labs, offices and incubator space spread across nine floors.

Since its foundation, OSCAR has achieved remarkable progress, attracting over 50 high-profile researchers to engage in impactful research and to deliver world-leading innovative technologies in a research environment mirroring Oxford University’s core values and practices, with a professional service team providing efficient administrative support.

Our core belief is that the future of science is global.