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Oxford ranked world’s best university for fourth year running

09:45 11 October in Education, News, Oxfordshire

The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings have been unveiled for 2020, with data collected and considered from 1,400 institutions worldwide.

The rankings are described as the only international league table to assess universities for all their activities including, teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income.

“We are absolutely delighted to have retained our position at the top of the Times Higher Education world university rankings for a fourth consecutive year. While UK universities face great uncertainty around Brexit and funding, these results demonstrate that we are well prepared to meet these challenges. Oxford’s success is in large part due to our research collaborations with other excellent universities around the world and we remain determined both to deepen and to expand these partnerships, whatever Brexit brings.”

Professor Louise Richardson, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford


“This is fantastic news for the University of Oxford, and the Thames Valley as a whole. This ranking reflects the significant and continued success of the region as the UK’s most competitive location, outside of London – we are very proud that this historic institution is continuing to lead globally.”

Paul Britton, CEO Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce


The award follows a year of significant developments which will further strengthen Oxford’s position and their research, teaching and innovation capabilities. In June, Legal and General announced their commitment to lead on the development of homes for students and staff, along with world-class science and innovation districts. Not only this, but the University has recently received its single largest donation since the Renaissance for the development of the new Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities. This project has been made possible by a £150 million gift from Stephen A. Schwarzman, CEO and Co-founder of Blackstone, the world’s largest alternative investment firm.

The United Kingdom remains home to two of the top three universities in the world (Oxford and Cambridge), with another 26 UK based institutions featuring in the top 200 spots.

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