As the oldest university in the English-speaking world, Oxford is a unique and historic institution. There is no clear date of foundation, but teaching existed at Oxford in some form in 1096 and developed rapidly from 1167, when Henry II banned English students from attending the University of Paris.
The University of Oxford belongs to the top 5 universities in the world and the top 5 universities in Europe.
(in the world)
|Times Higher Education World University Rankings||2019||1||1|
|QS World University Rankings||2020||4||1|
|Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities||2019||7||2|