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:
- Accommodation for 640 students in Goodricke
- New buildings for Law, Management and Computer Science
- State of the art facilities for Theatre, Film and Television, including theatres, broadcast studios, post-production facilities and a green screen film stage
- Ron Cooke Hub for research, business incubation and knowledge transfer
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.
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.
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:
- Winning our third consecutive Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2009, recognising work by the Social Policy Research Unit in influencing policy change and delivery
- Mapping the genetic code of the Artemisia annua herb to help meet an escalating demand for malaria treatments
- Investing more in the humanities than any other English university, including the £11 million Berrick Saul Building housing the Humanities Research Centre and the Institute for Effective Education
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.