Oxford University has topped in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for the fifth year in a row, thanks to it's enduring global reputation, cutting edge research and unique teaching environment.
The announcement was made on Wednesday 2 September as this year’s international rankings were unveiled at the THE’s World Academic Summit.
The Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University, Professor Louise Richardson, said: "We are delighted to have consolidated our position at the top of the THE World University Rankings this year.
"The international standing of British Higher Education is a testament to generations of investment in education as well as to our extraordinarily talented staff and students."
Phil Baty, Chief Knowledge Officer at the Times Higher Education, said the result was a testament to Oxford excelling across all indicators assessed by the rankings. He added that the University’s international outlook had been a particular point of excellence.
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings uses a comprehensive and balanced range of 13 separate performance indicators to rank world-class research universities’ across teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.
In June this year the University also announced a landmark £80 million gift from the Reuben Foundation – one of the largest in its history – to support Oxford’s newest graduate college.