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About the University of York

The University of York

The University of York is one of the world’s premier institutions for inspirational teaching and life-changing research. The University of York is a member of the prestigious Russell Group, representing 24 leading UK universities maintaining the highest research and academic standards.

The University holds a Gold Teaching Excellence Framework award, and in the Times Higher Education’s ranking of the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), York was ranked 10th in the UK for research impact.

The University aims - research with relevance and reach, ethical and empowering education, positive and productive partnerships, lasting legacies - enable us to realise its vision of creating social benefit and public good through everything it does.

The University of York works across disciplines to find better ways to research and address the global challenges of our time; provide students with the opportunity to encounter different ways of understanding the world around us and new ways of shaping it; magnify our impact through local and global partnerships with boldness, ambition and innovation in the ways we create, share and apply knowledge; and open up opportunity for all to join a diverse and inclusive community of shared purpose.

Excellence in teaching

The University of York was awarded GOLD for the “Outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for students”

The University of York holds a Gold Teaching Excellence Framework award, showing that they deliver consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for students.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

 

Excellence in research

The University of York is ranked 14th overall and 10th for the impact of its research in the Times Higher Education's ranking of the Research Excellence Framework 2014.

Research Excellence Framework (REF)

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014

(the new REF will be available in 2021)

  • No 14 overall - Times Higher Education
  • No 10 for impact of research - Times Higher Education

York is a six-times winner of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for research.

Member of Worldwide Universities Network - group of 19 research universities from around the globe.

The University of York in the UK universities rankings

  • No 16 - The Guardian 2021
     
  • No 20 - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021
     
  • No 22 - The Complete University Guide 2021
     
  • No 16 - Times Higher Education (THE) 2021
     
  • No 21 - QS 2021
     
  • No 3 in the Golden Age Universities (universities established between 50-80 years ago) - Times Higher Education (THE) 2020

The University of York in the world universities rankings

Research Excellence Framework (REF)

 

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