University description (as per official university website)
We are an international university with a local focus. Our teaching standards are second to none, and we care passionately about our environment and community. Having the enthusiasm of a modern university, we are always seeking new challenges, opportunities and partners.
Oxford Brookes University is a premier learning and teaching institution with an outstanding research record.
We are widely acknowledged to be the UK's leading modern university, surpassing many older institutions in newspaper league tables. While we are proud of that accolade, our vision is simply to become one of the very best of all universities.
The University can trace its history back as far as 1865 with the foundation of the Oxford School of Art, which over the centuries merged and grew to become today's university. It was in 1992 that the then Oxford Polytechnic became Oxford Brookes University, naming itself after John Henry Brookes, first Principal of the Schools of Technology, Art and Commerce.