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York University

Founded on principles of excellence, equality and opportunity for all, the University of York opened in 1963 with just 230 students. Since then they have 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.

A member of the elite Russell Group of universities, we are 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 their foundation in 1963, we have powered our 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.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
They hold a Gold Teaching Excellence Framework award, showing that they deliver consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for their students.

Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014)
They 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.

 

Times Higher Education Awards
In recent years they have won five prestigious Times Higher Education Awards:

 

2015: Best Development and Alumni Relations team
2012: Outstanding Support for Early Career Researchers
2011: Outstanding Engineering Research Team, member of the Widening Participation Initiative of the Year partnership
2010: University of the Year
2009: Outstanding Contribution to Leadership Development

Queen's Anniversary Prize
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 (CHE)
  • Centre for Novel Agricultural Products (CNAP)
  • Social Policy Research Unit (SPRU)

QAA Institutional Review
The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) works to safeguard standards and improve the quality of UK higher education.
In the most recent Institutional Review of the University of York (2012) they received an excellent outcome, and were commended on the enhancement of student learning opportunities

Times Higher Education World University Rankings

  • 119th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2019)
  • 34th in the world for arts and humanities (2019)
  • 93rd in the world for life sciences (2018)
  • 82nd in the world for social sciences (2018)
  • 17th for UK Research Council Income (2017)
  • Times Higher Education Europe Teaching Rankings
  • Joint 9th in the Europe Teaching Rankings (2018)
  • The Guardian
  • 12th in the Guardian University Guide 2019
  • The Times and Sunday Times
  • 22nd in The Times and Sunday Times university league table 2019
  • Complete University Guide
  • 21st overall in the Complete University Guide 2019
  • Three subjects ranked in the top 10

QS World University Rankings

  • 134th in the QS World University Rankings 2019
  • Six top 100 departments in the QS World University Rankings by subject 2018
  • Times Higher Europe Teaching Rankings
  • We have been ranked equal 9th in the (THE) Europe Teaching Rankings, a testimony to our exceptional teaching and learning experience.
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