Oxford Brookes ranked as UK’s best for research in modern university ranking

Thursday, 27 June 2019

The John Henry Brookes Building at Oxford Brookes University

Oxford Brookes’ world-leading research has been recognised with the UK’s number one status in the Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings 2019.

The global ranking also placed Oxford Brookes as the UK’s second highest performing university for teaching.

Our position amongst the world’s very best young universities for teaching and as the UK’s number one for research, is a well-deserved accolade for our inspirational and hardworking academic community.

Professor Alistair Fitt, Vice-Chancellor

Published today, the ranking lists the world’s best universities aged 50 years or under, with Oxford Brookes retaining its overall position amongst the world’s top 150 young institutions.

Professor Alistair Fitt, Vice-Chancellor, commented: “This latest global ranking is further proof of our outstanding academic quality and our international reputation. Our position amongst the world’s very best young universities for teaching and as the UK’s number one for research, is a well-deserved accolade for our inspirational and hardworking academic community.”

Earlier this month, Oxford Brookes climbed eight places in the latest Guardian University Guide and was named amongst the UK’s top universities (top 25%) in 10 subject areas. This was the third consecutive year Oxford Brookes has improved in the rankings.

Last month, Oxford Brookes rose by 15 places in The Complete University Guide 2020 with the University highlighted as being amongst the country’s “notable climbers”.

In February, Oxford Brookes’ global reputation for the quality of its teaching was recognised in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject. The 2019 rankings found that Oxford Brookes is ranked amongst the “world’s top universities” in 12 subjects.

Further information on the Young University Rankings can be found on the Times Higher Education website.