University of York facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
This article is about the British university. For the Canadian university, see York University.
University of York
Motto In limine sapientiae
Established 1963
Type Public
Endowment £7.5 million
Chancellor Greg Dyke
Vice-Chancellor Brian Cantor
Admin. staff 3,082
Students 13,270
Undergraduates 9,105
Postgraduates 4,165
Location York, United Kingdom
Campus Suburban
Sports BUSA

The University of York is a reserch-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, building a "reputation to rival Oxford and Cambridge".

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. 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.

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

Images for kids

University of York Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.