Posted on 3 December 2010
The University of York has been named University of the Year in the 2010 Times Higher Education (THE) Awards.
The Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Cantor received the award at a ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. York was one of five universities shortlisted for the award sponsored by Santander Universities.
The judges were impressed by the University’s drive to combine academic excellence with social inclusion and its record in scientific discovery. They also said that York was investing more in the arts and humanities than any other university.
Shearer West, chair of Research Councils UK’s research and development group and one of the judges, said: “York has an impressive record for outstanding research, high-quality teaching and social inclusion. It has been undergoing a period of physical expansion, with improvements to its student and research facilities. It is also leading the way in reinforcing its fine track record in the humanities through major investment.'