Academic excellence in teaching and research
A member of the prestigious Russell Group, we are a dynamic, research-intensive university.
We work collaboratively in partnership with institutions across the world to develop life-saving discoveries and new technologies that tackle some of the most pressing global challenges.
Our 30+ academic departments undertake groundbreaking research that underpins our inspiring teaching and challenges students to dream big, think critically and change the world.
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At the heart of the region
The University is deeply embedded in the local community of North Yorkshire. Our values and commitment to the public good have never been more important. We are a hub for sharing knowledge, inspiring collaboration and enriching lives.
Across the University, we are mobilising our knowledge, our people and our resources to tackle the immediate and long-term challenges created by the coronavirus crisis.
Our Centre for Lifelong Learning has been offering high-quality courses and rewarding experiences for over 25 years.
The York Festival of Ideas welcomes a wide audience to free events that provoke new ideas and inspire change. We also open up access to our diverse research through YorkTalks, an annual showcase of free bite-sized talks from our academics.
An international outlook
How the University is governed and led
The University was created by Royal Charter and is a public higher education institution and exempt charity in England.
- Dr Heather Melville, OBE is Chancellor, the ceremonial head of the University,
- Alice Maynard is the Chair of Council, the governing body and trustee board with statutory and strategic oversight of the University
- Professor Charlie Jeffery is Vice-Chancellor and President, the chief academic and executive officer responsible for leadership of the University
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