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Oxford Brookes University

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For the 4th consecutive year, Oxford Brookes University has maintained its position as the UK’s top young university – under 50 years old.


The Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) ranked Oxford Brookes University in the top 10% of English universities; top 40% for its research partnerships working with the public and third sector; and it was in the top 50% for working with businesses.

With an international reputation for teaching and research excellence, arising from teaching staff with strong backgrounds in industry, Oxford Brookes has over 150 years of history.


Oxford Brooks University ranked 2nd in the UK for Teaching (THE Young University Rankings 2020), and climbed eight places in the The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021.


The University is one of the UK’s top 50 institutions (Guardian League Tables 2021), and is amongst the world’s top universities in 13 individual subject areas (QS World University Rankings 2020) ranking 12th in the 2021 Online MBA Rankings. Oxford Brooks University is part of University Alliance, whose publication on Research and Innovation highlighted the scale of impact – globally and locally – of research delivered by Alliance universities.

Emphasising Practice and Theory

Oxford Brookes University has received 11 National Teaching Fellowship awards for outstanding teaching, and offers innovative courses.


For example, the University’s Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences department takes advantage of their fortunate position at the centre of the clean automotive and related industries to have strong, research-led teaching programmes and collaboration with research councils and organisations such as BMW.


The University is the number one rowing university in the UK (2017), the worlds first Fairtrade university and was awarded the Athena SWAN Bronze Award in recognition of advancements in gender equality, representation and progression.