Impact, innovation and the process of turning research into reality have a growing role in university life yet remain overlooked by global rankings. Should the rankings adapt to reflect this? Adam Stoten, chief operating officer, Oxford University Innovation, gives his perspective.

Oxford has been the world’s number-one university three years running, according to the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. Obviously, with tech transfer office Oxford University Innovation (OUI) being an integral part of the Oxford machine, this was excellent news for us. It also reflected a strong performance by UK universities in general, with…

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