University of York, England


Founded on principles of excellence, equality and opportunity for all, the University of York opened in 1963 with just 230 students. Since then, it has become one of the world’s leading universities, carving out a reputation as an academic powerhouse where a clear focus on excellence has secured national and international recognition alongside longer established institutions.

Academic excellence

A member of the elite Russell Group of universities, the University of York is a dynamic, research-intensive university committed to the development of life-saving discoveries and new technologies to tackle some of the most pressing global challenges.

There are now over 30 academic departments and research centres and the student body has expanded to nearly 16,000.

Awards and achievements

The University of York is one of the success stories in UK higher education. Since its foundation in 1963, it has powered its way to a consistently high ranking in the UK and are one of just six post-war universities to have appeared in the world top 100.

  • The University of York holds a Gold Teaching Excellence Framework award, showing that it delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students.
  • We have been ranked equal 9th in the (THE) Europe Teaching Rankings, a testimony to our exceptional teaching and learning experience.
  • We were ranked 14th overall and 10th for the impact of our research in the Times Higher Education’s ranking of the Research Excellence Framework 2014.
  • 119th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2019)
  • 34th in the world for arts and humanities in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2019)
  • 12th in the Guardian University Guide 2019
  • York is a five-times winner of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for research in the following departments and centres: Department of Archaeology, Department of Computer Science, Centre for Health Economics, Centre for Novel Agricultural Products, and the Social Policy Research Unit.

Source: University of York’s website


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