Founded on principles of excellence, equality and opportunity for all, the University of York opened in 1963 with just 230 students. Since then we have become one of the world’s leading universities, carving out a reputation as an academic powerhouse where a clear focus on excellence has secured national and international recognition alongside longer established institutions.
A member of the elite Russell Group of universities, we are a dynamic, research-intensive university committed to the development of life-saving discoveries and new technologies to tackle some of the most pressing global challenges.
2015: Best Development and Alumni Relations team
131st in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2015-2016
York is a five-times winner of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for research in the following departments and centres:
- Department of Archaeology
- Department of Computer Science
- Centre for Health Economics (CHE)
- Centre for Novel Agricultural Products (CNAP)
- Social Policy Research Unit (SPRU)
103rd in the QS World University Rankings 2015
Ten top 100 departments in the QS World University Rankings by subject 2016