Oxford Brookes University is a public university in Oxford, England. It can trace its origins to 1865 when the former Oxford School of Art was established. The university was renamed in 1992 to honour its former principal, John Henry Brookes. The university's School of Architecture is one of the largest in Britain.
In 2016 it was ranked 359th in the world according to the QS World University Rankings and is in the 401-500 bracket according to Times Higher Education's 2016-2017 list of the top 1000 universities in the world. Oxford Brookes University is the sixth largest employer in Oxfordshire.