The University of York is a collegiate plate glass research 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. 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. In less than 50 years, York has become one of the top ten universities in the UK for teaching and research and is ranked in the top 100 universities in the world. There are now over 30 academic departments and research centres and the student body has expanded to 13,000. Underpinning York's excellent reputation is a friendly and welcoming campus, strengthened by our collegiate system which encourages inclusivity and a valuable sense of community. Our prime location, in a beautiful landscaped park, within easy reach of the historic city of York, has positioned the University as a world-class destination in which to work and study. Several departments are located in the city centre at the King's Manor in Grade 2 listed buildings, and since 2000 York has added 20 new buildings to its Heslington West campus. Meanwhile, sustainability is key to the University's ambitious campus expansion at Heslington East. This stunning development, which is nearing completion of phase one, will increase our capacity for student numbers, drive up research income and provide more world-class facilities for the 21st century.
Heslington, York, UK
University of York