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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 to have appeared in the world top 100.

Times Higher Education Awards

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

In recent 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 twelve awards from Athena SWAN for our commitment to gender equality:

  • bronze awards for
    • the University as a whole
    • the Department of Education
    • the Department of Electronic Engineering
    • the Environment Department
    • the Department of Health Sciences
    • the Department of Mathematics
    • the Centre for Health Economics
  • three silver awards for
    • the Hull York Medical School
    • the Department of Physics
    • the Department of Psychology
  • two gold awards for
    • the Department of Chemistry
    • the Department of Biology.


Times Higher Education World University Rankings

QS World University Rankings

The Times and Sunday Times

Complete University Guide

The Guardian

Research Excellence Framework

Teaching Excellence Framework

  • Silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017; the University of York delivers high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It consistently exceeds rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education.

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.

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