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 University of York International Factsheet



·  The University is ranked in the top 10 of UK universities and in the World Top 100 universities



·   Virtually all our research is "internationally recognised" and over 50% is "world-leading" or "internationally excellent" (Research Assessment Exercise 2008)



·   Approximately 20% of our student body and 20% of our academic staff come from outside the UK from 132 different countries



·   York is one of 19 members of the Worldwide Universities Network



·   York is a member of the World 100 Reputation Network - a group of high ranking universities drawn from around the world



·   Our Study Abroad programme ensures every York student is eligible to study abroad. In addition to opportunities in North America, Asia and Australia we have over ninety exchange agreements with universities in Europe



·   All first year undergraduates are entitled to free tuition in a foreign language – 13 languages are available to choose from



·   York alumni are active all over the world with groups in London, New York, Boston, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, and a range of cities in India, Africa, Europe and Australasia



·   Global partners include IBM, GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, Rolls Royce and Unilever



·   York is home to a number of international research centres including the Stockholm Environment Institute, an independent, international research organisation working on global sustainable development



·    Nearly half a million international visitors come to The City of York every year, exploring its Roman, Viking, and Medieval heritage, world-class museums, and cutting edge shopping and cafe culture