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University of the Year 2010

The University of York was named University of the Year at the Times Higher Education Awards 2010. Vice-chancellor Brian Cantor collected the award at a ceremony in London attended by over 1000 members of the higher education community from around the country.

Judges recognised our academic excellence, social inclusion and impressive track record in scientific discovery.

Since the founding of the University in 1963, York has powered its way to a consistent top ten ranking in the UK and is one of just six post-war universities to appear in the World Top 100.

Find out more below, in coverage of the ceremony at the Times Higher Education website and in our press release about the award.

Investment and expansion

In 2010 the University completed phase 1 of its £500m campus expansion, featuring:

Investment and expansion also continues elsewhere on campus, including the £11 million Berrick Saul Building at the heart of campus and the expansion of the library into comprehensively refurbished space vacated by Computer Science's move to new premises.

Find out more on our campus development pages.

Academic excellence


Ranked 4th for teaching in the 2009 National Student Survey, York is also acclaimed as the most socially inclusive top 10 UK university with over 80% of our undergraduate intake from the state sector.

Find out more about undergraduate study and postgraduate study opportunities at York.

World-leading research

Having risen from 18th to 8th in the 2008 RAE, York's research continues to go from strength to strength. We are rated third in the UK pro-rata for research income and are one of only a handful of universities where research income exceeds income from teaching.

Recent highlights include:

Find out more on our Research web pages.

Commitment to business

York's business facilities on campus help the city's development as a knowledge economy.

Our investment in world-class facilities encourages inward investment to the city and the region.

Find out more about opportunities for business.