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

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
World University Rankings 19 19 17 10 10 9 9 8 8 5 5 5 5 6 4

By Fields

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agriculture 46 36 23 21 160 33 32 22 21 20 21 23 19 21
Engineering 49 45 46 40 53 47 58 47 49 56 58 72 86 83
Life Sciences 12 12 7 7 6 8 7 10 6 6 6 6 6 6
Medicine 32 31 20 18 19 17 16 16 16 15 16 15 11 10
Natural Sciences 15 16 11 9 8 8 9 9 9 9 11 12 14 15
Social Sciences 29 28 15 18 18 16 13 12 11 9 9 8 5 3

By Subjects

Subject 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agricultural Sciences 62 160 181 122 124 120 93 118 134 119 140
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - 3 3 4
Chemistry 17 16 18 26 25 23 22 25 29 46 46
Chemical Engineering 183 204 180 178 155 119 129 95 78 76 87
Civil Engineering - 233 178 221 230 255 213 202 203 158 101
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - 14 12 12
Computer Science 22 27 20 23 37 37 41 44 73 94 93
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - 14 16 13
Electrical Engineering 42 92 91 93 104 109 97 114 121 125 109
Environment / Ecology 13 14 16 18 10 10 11 12 12 7 8
Geosciences 15 14 13 11 17 13 13 15 16 13 13
Immunology - - - - - - - - 4 4 3
Materials Science 43 53 48 54 41 38 43 49 54 80 79
Mathematics 11 10 9 6 12 8 6 5 7 6 11
Mechanical Engineering 56 49 61 74 63 90 94 97 112 120 129
Microbiology - - - - - - - - 4 3 4
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - 7 7 8
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - 7 8 8
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - 62 53 45 59 42 41 54 42 56 43
Physics 11 9 9 10 10 9 10 11 15 14 15
Plant & Animal Science 40 29 43 35 27 27 34 32 37 38 40
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - 13 12 10
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - 8 4 4
Space Science - - - - - - - - 10 7 14
Energy Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 50
Environmental Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 31
Biomedical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 44