The University of York (informally York University, or simply York, abbreviated as Ebor. for post-nominals), is a research-intensive university located in the city of York, England. Established in 1963, the campus university has expanded to more than thirty departments and centres, covering a wide range of subjects. Despite its relatively young age, the university has quickly forged a strong reputation in less than half a century. York has been named the 8th best young university in the world, and is 1st within the UK, building a “reputation to rival Oxford and Cambridge“. Along with the LSE, York is the only university in the UK to displace the University of Oxford to second place on league tables, second only to University of Cambridge. The university also places 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. 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. 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.
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