Located in the picturesque city of York, the University of York was established in 1963, since then becoming an important and successful academic centre. Awarded the title of the ‘University of the Year 2010’ by the Times Higher Education Ranking, was also ranked as the best British university ‘under 50’ in the year of its 50th anniversary (2013). Being a member of prestigious ‘Russell Group’, York currently hosts over 30 departments and research centres.
Given the excellence in research, University of York challenged the distinct positions of the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford, for example with the Department of Sociology ranked first in the UK for research quality.
In sense of student life University of York is notable for its collegiate system, which stimulates feelings of belonging and unity among students, who are guaranteed a place in student halls on campus in the first year. The vibrant social life is definitely a feature of York’s campus, which also gives home to departmental offices, lecture halls and modern sport centre, where over 50 academic sport clubs practice in a variety of indoor and outdoor disciplines of any kind. All that in between large green areas, lakes and small wildlife wandering around.