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A world-class university

Awards and achievements

The University of York is one of the success stories in UK higher education. Since our 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 which appear in the world top 100.

Times Higher Education Awards

Times Higher Award Winner 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

In the last five years we have won five prestigious Times Higher Education Awards:

Queen's Anniversary Prize

York is a five-times winner of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for research in the following departments and centres:

Athena SWAN

York holds eight awards from Athena SWAN for supporting women scientists:

  • four bronze awards for
    • the University as a whole
    • the Department of Computer Science
    • the Department of Electronics
    • the Department of Health Sciences
  • three silver awards for
    • the Department of Biology
    • the Department of Physics
    • the Department of Psychology
  • a gold award for the Department of Chemistry.


Times Higher Education 100 under 50

Times Higher Education World University Rankings

QS World University Rankings

The Times and Sunday Times

Complete University Guide

The Guardian

Research Assessment Exercise

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QAA Institutional Review

QAA UK Quality Assured - Reviewed 2012

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) we received an excellent outcome, and were commended on the enhancement of student learning opportunities.