The University of Oxford has been ranked one of the most beautiful universities in a recent study.

UK-based global training company, The Knowledge Academy, set out to determine which of the 2,706 universities had the most beautiful buildings.

Oxford's Radcliffe Camera, a neo-classical style building which houses the Radcliffe Science Library, came in for particular recognition in the study.

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The ‘Rad Cam’ is the first example of a circular library in England.

Its name stems from the Latin word camera which means 'room' and from the physician John Radcliffe who left the funds to build it on his passing.

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Opened in 1749, this building is considered a main attraction on the University of Oxford campus. 

In second place is Palazzo dell’Università, or Palace of the University, a palace and home to the University of Catania, the oldest university in Sicily.

Ranking as the most beautiful university in Europe is the University of Bucharest in Romania with its Central Library.