Oxford University (Beijing) Science and Technology Co. Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary company of the University of Oxford. It was officially launched in May 2012 by the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford Professor Andrew Hamilton.
The office is located in the Kerry Centre in Beijing’s central business district and is well connected to the China World Trade Centre and the Kerry Hotel.
The OUBST offices currently facilitate the Diabetes Trials Unit’s Acarbose Cardiovascular Evaluation (ACE) and the EXenatide Study of Cardiovascular Event Lowering (EXSCEL) trials. Currently, there are 8 local-hire staff housed in the offices working on these trials, with some additional desk space available for use by other Oxford staff engaged in similar projects.
The Beijing Kerry Centre is in a twin towers complex in Beijing’s central business district.
As well as extensive office space, the 31-storey octagonal-shaped buildings have a five star hotel, upmarket apartments and a shopping mall along with stunning city views. The area is one of the most important financial centres in China and is also a hub for media, information technology, consulting and service industries.
The area has attracted many multinational blue chip companies and has a world-class skyline with a number of tall skyscrapers. There are also several foreign embassies in the locality. The area is also a cultural hub with many museums, concert halls and theatres nearby.
Facilities in the OUBST offices include: