Another Isis Changes Its Name

June 16, 2016

The University of Oxford's technology transfer office is changing its name, partly for branding reasons, but also because "Isis Innovation" brings up unfortunate associations with the Islamic State, the terror organization controlling much of Iraq and Syria. The office will henceforth be known simply as Oxford University Innovation. Last year, the University of Florida said it would rename its student record system, the Integrated Student Information System (ISIS), for the same reason.

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