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Oxford University Press launches new branding as the next step in its digital transition

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Oxford University Press launches new branding as the next step in its digital transition

Oxford University Press (OUP), the world’s largest university press, has today launched new branding which supports its ongoing transformation to become a digital-first business and enhance its aim to make knowledge and learning more accessible through the power of technology.

OUP has been advancing knowledge and learning since its origins in the sixteenth century, and today it produces high-quality materials and services for learners and researchers around the world in three core markets of research, education, and English language teaching. OUP believes that its new branding will keep it at the forefront of this rapidly changing industry.

OUP has continued to evolve to make the most of new technologies—something that has accelerated in Covid times. In response to the rapid changes in customer needs from the start of the pandemic, OUP enhanced its platforms and made a significant number of digital resources widely available to support teaching, learning, and research globally. These included a virtual hub of COVID-19 research, which has received 30 million views to date; virtual professional development events such as the English Language Teaching Online Conference (ELTOC), which was attended by 53,000 teachers; and updates to key online education platforms such as MyMaths, to support home educators. 

Speaking about the new brand, Nigel Portwood, CEO of Oxford University Press, said: “We have always been a leader in education and research and recognize the crucial role we can play in helping individuals and society progress through knowledge and learning. For many years now, we have been on a journey of digital transformation, and while demand for the printed formats remains, we expect to see increasing reliance on digital tools and resources across all our core markets. The new brand supports our activities in those digital formats and signals how we are reimagining our role, and our intent to continue to evolve in the future, to meet the ever-changing needs of our customers and communities.”

As part of its commitment to leading the industry, OUP is holding an online event, Forum for Educators: Learning beyond tomorrow, on 4 November, which will bring together educators and experts to explore crucial topics such as building digital literacy, the digital divide, and improving access to education.

Watch OUP's advancing knowledge and learning brand launch video here.




About Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press (OUP) is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. OUP is the world's largest university press with the widest global presence.

It currently publishes thousands of new publications a year, in over 100 languages. It has offices in around fifty countries, and employs approximately 6,000 people worldwide.

It has become familiar to millions through a diverse publishing program that includes scholarly works in all academic disciplines, bibles, music, school and college textbooks, children's books, materials for teaching English as a foreign language, business books, dictionaries and reference books, and academic journals.

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Oxford University Press (OUP) is the world’s largest university press with the widest global presence. We’re part of one of the greatest universities, and everything we do furthers the University of Oxford’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Through our wide range of publishing and services, our charitable work, and our people, we change people’s lives through education and research.

Our products are sold in around 200 countries and regions, and in more than 85 languages. We have a firm commitment to producing outstanding materials and services. As well as publishing thousands of new titles in our core markets of research, education, and the learning of English each year, we also train thousands of teachers to enhance the educational experience for learners.

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