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University of York

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University of York
Central Hall
In limine sapientiae
Endowment£7.5 million[1]
ChancellorGreg Dyke
Vice-ChancellorBrian Cantor

The University of York is a research-intensive university in the city of York, England. York University began in 1963, and has more than 30 departments and centres, covering many subjects.

Despite its relatively young age, the university has a big reputation. York has been named the 8th best "young university" in the world, and first in the UK,[3] building a "reputation to rival Oxford and Cambridge".[4]

The university is among the top 10 in the country, top 20 universities in Europe, and ranked 96th in the world, according to the 2011 QS World University Rankings.[5] This places York in the top 1% of all higher education institutions across the globe.

In the last Research Assessment Exercise in 2008, York was also named as the 8th best research institution in the United Kingdom.[6] The university was named Sunday Times university of the year in 2003 and Times Higher Education university of the year in 2010. In 2012, The University of York was invited to join the Russell Group in recognition of the institution's world-leading research and outstanding teaching.[7][8]

A view of the J. B. Morrell Library, the university's main academic library, north-west from near Langwith College at the Heslington campus

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  1. "University finance report shows income rise of 12%". Nouse. 28 January 2008.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Table 0a - All students by institution, mode of study, level of study, gender and domicile 2006/07" (Microsoft Excel spreadsheet). Higher Education Statistics Agency. Retrieved 2008-04-12.
  3. "THE 100 Under 50 university rankings: results". 31 May 2012.
  4. Taylor, Laurie (31 May 2012). "THE 100 Under 50: Prefabs sprout so distinctively". Times Higher Education. Retrieved 2012-06-24.
  5. "QS World University Rankings". Topuniversities. Retrieved 2012-06-24.
  6. Garner, Richard (18 December 2008). "LSE beats Oxford and Cambridge to become best research centre". The Independent. London. Retrieved 28 March 2010.
  7. "Research at the University of York". Retrieved 20 March 2012.
  8. "Teaching and research quality". Retrieved 20 March 2012.

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