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York recognised as world top 100 university

Posted on 2 October 2013

The University of York is in the Top 100 of the Times Higher Education 2013/14 World University Rankings.

It is the fifth year that the University, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013, has figured in the THE Top 100.

York has forged a powerful global reputation as a strong research-led university, performing well against the world’s elite heritage institutions. It is also a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities.

The University’s Acting Vice-Chancellor, Dr Jane Grenville, said: “Our presence in the top 100 of the comprehensive global rankings compiled by Times Higher Education demonstrates the world class calibre of research at the University of York and the outstanding quality of our teaching and learning.  The enormous progress we have made in the 50 years since the University was established is a tribute to the vision of our founders and the hard work and exceptional commitment of staff and students past and present.”

Phil Baty, the Editor of the Times Higher Education Rankings, said: “Times Higher Education's World University Rankings use a trusted range of 13 rigorous performance indicators and are the only global rankings to judge world-class research institutions against all of their core activities - teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. So the University of York’s rise into to the top 100 is particularly impressive, demonstrating increased strength right across the board on a wide range of metrics.”

The University of York is also seventh in the Times Higher Education (THE) world rankings of universities less than 50 years old and is the only UK University in the top 10.

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