The University of Oxford is consistently placed number 1 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Oxford is world-famous for research excellence and innovation, and is home to some of the most talented people from across the globe. Its work helps the lives of millions, solving real-world problems through a huge network of partnerships and collaborations.

Through its research commercialisation arm, Oxford University Innovation, Oxford is the highest university patent filer in the UK and is ranked first in the UK for university spinouts, having created more than 300 new companies since 1988. Over a third of these companies have been created in the past four years. The university is a catalyst for prosperity in Oxfordshire and the United Kingdom, contributing £15.7 billion to the UK economy and supporting more than 28,000 full time jobs.