Cambridge and Oxford both benefit greatly from the presence of world renowned universities and research facilities which support health and education sectors on both the supply and demand sides.
Oxford University is the oldest university in the world dating back at least to the 11th Century, and as at 2017 is ranked no1 in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Oxford Brookes has been recognised as one of the best new universities in the country.
Cambridge University is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world's third-oldest surviving university. Recently named the best in the UK for student satisfaction and employment prospects according to The Complete University Guide 2018.
Milton Keynes is working towards having its own university, thanks to a partnership with the University of Bedfordshire, which has created the University Campus of Milton Keynes to deliver higher education courses. Cranfield University, with its famous Management School and world-class engineering and health faculties is just a few miles away and The Open University also has its headquarters in Milton Keynes.