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06.11.10. Top award for York as sector celebrates its achievements

The University of York has been named University of the Year at the Times Higher Education Awards 2010. The award judges said they had been hugely impressed by York’s success in combining academic excellence with social inclusion, as well as its record in scientific discovery. Its achievements this year included completing the first phase of a £500 million campus expansion on time and under budget, winning its third consecutive Queen’s Anniversary Prize, and mapping the genetic code of the herb Artemisia annua, to help tackle malaria.

York is also making an impressive investment in the arts and humanities through an £11 million building project to house its Humanities Research Centre and Institute for Effective Education. Read full text