Oxford Brookes ranked amongst world’s best “young universities”

Thursday, 06 April 2017

THE World University Rankings - Oxford Brookes recognised in the Young University Rankings

The Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings has named Oxford Brookes as one of the world’s best universities aged 50 years or under.

The 2017 ranking sees Oxford Brookes placed in the top 150 “young” universities in the world.

As a university, we believe that having an international outlook is a sign of a successful, responsible and forward-thinking institution and our placing amongst the world’s best in the THE Young University Rankings is a clear signal of this.

Paul Inman, Pro Vice-Chancellor for International Student Recruitment

The table uses the same 13 performance indicators as the THE World University Rankings and institutions must demonstrate high standards of performance across teaching, research, international outlook and knowledge transfer to feature in the list.

Oxford Brookes performed particularly well in its ability to attract international students and for its global outlook.

Paul Inman, Pro Vice-Chancellor for International Student Recruitment, commented: “Oxford Brookes continues to perform strongly in world university rankings and this is another example of our excellent international reputational. As a university, we believe that having an international outlook is a sign of a successful, responsible and forward-thinking institution and our placing amongst the world’s best in the THE Young University Rankings is a clear signal of this.”

Oxford Brookes began life as the Oxford School of Art in 1865 when it occupied one room on the ground floor of the Taylor Institution in the centre of the city. The institution was established as a university, and named after its modern founder John Henry Brookes, in 1992.

These latest rankings from THE follow last month’s 2017 QS rankings which found that Oxford Brookes is now “ranked amongst the world’s top universities in 16 subjects and four subject areas”.

This improves on last year’s QS rankings in which Oxford Brookes had twelve subject amongst the “world’s elite”.

Read more about Oxford Brookes being ranked amongst “world’s top universities” for sixteen subjects on our news pages.

Further information on Young University Rankings can be found on the THE website.