Oxford Brookes named as one of the world’s most international universities
Thursday, 14 January 2016
Oxford Brookes has been listed as one of the world’s top universities for its international outlook.
as part of Times Higher Education’s (THE)
ranking of the top 200 most international universities and is a further signal
of Oxford Brookes’ global reputation.
university’s international outlook is an increasingly important factor in
attracting the very highest calibre of staff and students.
diversity of a university’s student body and the extent to which its academics
collaborate with international colleagues are signs of how global an
institution really is, and these factors are among the 13 carefully calibrated
performance indicators that the THE
has used to produce the most comprehensive global university rankings in the
The THE’s international outlook indicator considered
each institution’s proportion of international staff, international students
and research papers published with at least one co-author from another country.
Paul Inman, Pro Vice Chancellor (International
Student Recruitment) at Oxford Brookes, commented: “It is very encouraging to see Oxford
Brookes recognised in the THE’s list
of the most international universities in the world.
across of the world are aware of Oxford Brookes’ excellent reputation for
teaching and support. This was reflected in our best ever performance in the
latest National Student Survey last year and saw Oxford Brookes reach the top
quarter of universities for overall satisfaction. Our research also continues
to go from strength to strength with the latest Research Excellence Framework showing
that 94 per cent of our research is
internationally recognised, with 59 per cent judged to be of world leading
quality or internationally excellent.
recently joined a UK government Ministerial visit to India and I received a timely reminder
of not only Oxford Brookes’ existing international standing, but was also able
to see the areas in which we can further exploit and benefit from our contacts,
partnerships and collaboration on a global scale. Our recently refreshed International
Strategy enables us to look forward with confidence to further increasing our
global standing in the coming years.”
Phil Baty, THE’s
World University Rankings Editor, commented: “An institution’s global outlook
is one of the key markers of a prestigious university. The top institutions
hire faculty from all over the world, attract students from a global market of
top talent and collaborate with leading departments wherever they happen to be based.
“It is great news for all the institutions in the
list of the most international universities in the world. It is a sign of great
potential, competitiveness and dynamism.”
The full THE international ranking can be viewed here.