The University of York reaches the top ten in the Times Higher Education (THE) rankings of higher education establishments around the world that are younger than 50 years old.
Last week, THE revealed the university achieved seventh position in the listings, becoming the highest achieving institution in the UK that was launched after 1963.
Vice-Chancellor of The University of York Professor Brian Cantor expressed his delight that it was recognised by THE.
“In our 50th anniversary year, this is a wonderful reflection of the university’s world-wide impact. Our success stems from the tremendous hard work, dedication and ability of all our staff and students over many years,” Professor Cantor stated.
Among the other UK universities that are featured in the world rankings are The University of Warwick in 13th position, Lancaster University in 14th place and The University of East Anglia, which was 16th in the list. Plymouth University and Liverpool John Moores University were also chosen by THE in the top 100 list.
Editor of the THE Rankings Phil Baty added these ratings “highlight those institutions like York that have joined the ranks of the world’s finest in a matter of years, while many of their competitors have had centuries of development”.