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York named Educate North University of the Year

Posted on 5 June 2015

York has been named University of the Year in the first Educate North awards, in association with The Telegraph Media Group.

Central Hall and lake

The award recognises outstanding performance in business, finance, teaching, research, student experience, innovation and economic impact.

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of York, Professor Koen Lamberts said: “We are thrilled to be named Educate North University of the Year. The University of York is a Northern Powerhouse UK university operating on a global stage. Our recently published strategy places academic excellence in teaching and research and providing a world-class student experience at the heart of all our endeavours. We believe this award reflects the dedication to excellence of our staff and students.”

The judges chose York from a short list of three universities – the others were Lancaster and Newcastle. The award was sponsored by businessman and philanthropist John Kennedy CBE.

It is the latest in a series of awards and accolades that the University has received. These include University of the Year titles in the Sunday Times Good University Guide in 2003 and at the Times Higher Education Awards in 2009; six Queen’s University Awards and placing tenth overall for the impact and influence of our research in the Government’s recent Research Excellence Framework as well as 11 Athena Swan Awards.

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