Oxford's business sectors

Education

The success of Oxford’s economy is shaped by the presence of its two growing universities; University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes University.

The University of Oxford is world renowned and ranked second in the Times Higher Education latest global league table.

Oxford Brookes University is regularly ranked as the best new university in the country, and has earned recognition for the quality of a number of its teaching areas, including: architecture, real estate and hotel management, automotive engineering and computer science. Oxford Brookes is one of the leading institutes for publishing education in the world.

In 2014, around 43,600 students (graduate and postgraduate) attended the two Universities. The two universities have a significant economic impact on the city. Higher education in Oxford accounts for approximately 21,800 jobs, or 19.6% of total employment. The indirect economic impact is greater still.