Posted on 26 September 2018
The University is now ranked 119th in the world, up from 137th last year.
The rankings are based on a range of measures, including the quality of teaching and research, international outlook and industry income.
The 2019 edition includes a total of 1,258 institutions across 86 countries, with the entries independently audited by professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Koen Lamberts, said: "The University's rise in the THE World Rankings recognises our significant efforts in competing on a global level.
"We aim to provide a home for the best research and teaching in the world in an environment where students can achieve their ambition to be the next generation of global leaders. I want to thank all of our staff for helping us achieve this positive result."
Phil Baty, THE's Editorial Director of Global Rankings, said: "York is one of only a few universities in the UK to make significant gains in this year's ranking thanks to a strong performance across the board."
The University's move up the world rankings comes just a few weeks after the University was shortlisted for the prestigious University of the Year award in the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2018.
The Department of Chemistry's Dr Glenn Hurst has also been shortlisted for Most Innovative Teacher of the Year in the awards, which are known as the 'Oscars of higher education'.