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University of York formally joins the Russell Group today

Posted on 1 August 2012

The University of York today joins the influential Russell Group of leading UK universities in recognition of our excellent research, outstanding teaching and learning, and the impact of our work with business and the public sector.

The Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Cantor said: “It is an honour and a privilege to become a member of the Russell Group. The invitation to join such a group of highly prestigious universities reflected the great progress we have made since our inception in the early 1960s. Our research has a worldwide reputation for excellence, and the quality of our teaching and student experience is acknowledged throughout the UK and beyond.  

“We are ranked number one in the UK and eighth in the world of universities less than 50 years old. York is a truly international university but we are also deeply committed, socially, culturally and economically, to the great city of which we are a part.”

York’s move to the Russell Group coincides with its resignation from the 1994 Group which represents smaller research-intensive universities.

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