About University of Oxford:

The University of Oxford is a collegiate research university located in Oxford, England. It has no known date of foundation, but there is evidence of teaching as far back as 1096, making it the oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world's second-oldest university in continuous operation. It grew rapidly from 1167 when Henry II banned English students from attending the University of Paris. After disputes between students and Oxford townsfolk in 1209, some academics fled north-east to Cambridge where they established what became the University of Cambridge. The history and influence of the University of Oxford has made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world. The university is made up of a variety of institutions, including 38 constituent colleges and a full range of academic departments which are organised into four divisions. All the colleges are self-governing institutions within the university, each controlling its own membership and with its own internal structure and activities. Being a city university, it does not have a main campus and instead its buildings and facilities are scattered throughout the city centre. Most undergraduate teaching at Oxford is organised around weekly tutorials at the colleges and halls, supported by classes, lectures, seminars, and laboratory work provided by university faculties and departments.



World University Rankings

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ByField

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agriculture 46 36 23 21 160 33 32 22 21 20 21 23
Engineering 49 45 46 40 53 47 58 47 49 56 58 72
Life Sciences 12 12 7 7 6 8 7 10 6 6 6 6
Medicine 32 31 20 18 19 17 16 16 16 15 16 15
Natural Sciences 15 16 11 9 8 8 9 9 9 9 11 12
Social Sciences 29 28 15 18 18 16 13 12 11 9 9 8

BySubject

Subject 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agricultural Sciences - 62 160 181 122 124 120 93 118 134
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - - 3
Chemical Engineering 225 183 204 180 178 155 119 129 95 78
Chemistry 21 17 16 18 26 25 23 22 25 29
Civil Engineering 280 - 233 178 221 230 255 213 202 203
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - 14
Computer Science 30 22 27 20 23 37 37 41 44 73
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - 14
Electrical Engineering 76 42 92 91 93 104 109 97 114 121
Environment / Ecology - 13 14 16 18 10 10 11 12 12
Geosciences 20 15 14 13 11 17 13 13 15 16
Immunology - - - - - - - - - 4
Materials Science 39 43 53 48 54 41 38 43 49 54
Mathematics 13 11 10 9 6 12 8 6 5 7
Mechanical Engineering 107 56 49 61 74 63 90 94 97 112
Microbiology - - - - - - - - - 4
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - - 7
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - - 7
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - 62 53 45 59 42 41 54 42
Physics 11 11 9 9 10 10 9 10 11 15
Plant & Animal Science - 40 29 43 35 27 27 34 32 37
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - - 13
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - - 8
Space Science - - - - - - - - - 10