The Department of Engineering Science plays a vital role not just in the vitality of the University, but also in the wider world.
In our research we tackle problems of major importance to society in the 21st century, where technology can be deployed for their solution. Examples are energy and water supply, health, transportation and communications. We interact with other disciplines to bring together diverse skills to address these challenges.
In teaching we aim to provide the best and most challenging education for our students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, equipping them with technical and mathematical skills and also with an independence of mind. We are always seeking support to help us fulfil these aims better.
We currently have three main strategic objectives for fundraising as part of the Oxford Thinking campaign. These are:
Gifts can be made in a single donation or can be spread over a number of years.
Donors from the UK, who also pay tax in the UK, can maximise their giving by agreeing to 'gift aid' their donation as the University enjoys charitable status as one of the exempt charities listed in Schedule 2 to the Charities Act 1993. This adds 25p per £1 donated. In addition, higher-rate tax-payers in the UK can reclaim the difference between the lower and higher-rate of tax in their self-assessment tax form, thus maximising their gift further.
In the United States, the organisation Americans for Oxford is a registered 501(c)(3) public charity, which enables gifts from US tax-payers to be fully tax-exempt. The University can also process gifts of shares, which combines relief on income and capital gains tax.