Oxford Brookes University is a public university in Oxford, England. It can trace its origins to 1865, when it was founded as the Oxford School of Art. It became a university in 1992 and was renamed to honour its former principal, John Henry Brookes, the only one of the new universities to be named after its founder.
Brookes is spread across four campuses, with three primary sites based in and around Oxford and the fourth campus located in Swindon. Brookes has approximately 18,000 students, 2,800 staff and over 130,000 alumni in over 189 countries. The university is divided into four faculties: Oxford Brookes Business School, Health and Life Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Technology, Design and Environment. Brookes’s partnership with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) allows ACCA students to earn a BSc (Hons) in applied accounting with the submission of a research and analysis project work while taking their ACCA examinations. The university also has schools of architecture and law.
Brookes is ranked 51st by The Complete University Guide 2020, 33rd by The Guardian University Guide 2020 and 63rd by The Times/ Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020. In both 2018 and 2019, QS World University Rankings named it the only UK university on its list of Top 50 universities under 50 years old’ in the world. The university’s Centre for Development and Emergency Practice (CENDEP), and MSc in Primate Conservation have both been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize. Brookes is a member of the University Alliance mission group.
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Oxford Brookes University Headington, Oxford, Oxon OX3 0BP, England, United Kingdom