The University of Huddersfield (informally Huddersfield University) is a public research university located in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England. It has been a university since 1992 but has its origins in a series of institutions dating back to the 19th century. It has made teaching a particular focus of its activities, winning the inaugural Higher Education Academy Global Teaching Excellence Award, and achieving a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold Award, both in 2017. The University has world-leading applied research groups in biomedical sciences, engineering and physical sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. It has quadrupled its research income and its number of postgraduate researchers in recent years. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise, the University of Huddersfield achieved its best-ever result. It rose to 68th in the UK Research Power league table, having been placed 97th in the 2008 REF. The University has developed a significant association with the Royal family in recent years, in particular with the appointment of The Duke of York as Patron in 2013 and later Chancellor in 2015. The university's center for young entrepreneurs is named for the Duke and was opened by him in 2013.ExcellenceThe University of Huddersfield is a growing centre of research and excellence and we always push the boundaries of knowledge.The University of Huddersfield achieved a Gold Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) award in June 2017. This award expired in June 2021 and the scheme is currently being revised. We look forward to being reassessed when the awards are re-opened in 2023.We won the first Global Teaching Excellence Award recognising the University’s commitment to world-class teaching and its success in developing students as independent learners and critical thinkers (Higher Education Academy, 2017).Our academic staff are continually rated as providing high-quality teaching in an exciting and stimulating environment. In fact, Huddersfield is joint first in England for professionally qualified teaching staff (HESA 2021).We are joint second for National Teaching Fellowships which mark Britain’s best lecturers in Higher Education, winning a total of 18 since 2008 (2021 data).We've world-leading applied research groups in biomedical sciences, engineering and physical sciences, social sciences and arts and humanities.The University of Huddersfield became the Times Higher Education University of the Year in November 2013. Judges highlighted the University’s outstanding record for student satisfaction and employability with the University placed in the top ten in the country in both categories. We asked our staff and students why they thought the University of Huddersfield won the University of the Year award. Here's what they said.We have an impressive record for graduate employment, with 96.4% of our undergraduate and 98.6% of postgraduate students in work or further study fifteen months after graduating (HESA Graduate Outcomes 2018/19, UK domiciled, other activities excluded). The University places a great deal of importance on industry experience and therefore 100% of our undergraduate students have the opportunity to undertake professional work experience during their studies.Since 2008, £156 million has been spent on campus development making sure our students have access to some of the best facilities in the country. Our campus also has a vibrant social scene and we have a very active Students’ Union with more than 110 clubs and societies.The University is growing its reputation as a leader in the field of enterprise. In 2012 the University was awarded the prestigious Times Higher Education Entrepreneurial University of the Year and followed this up in 2013 when it was awarded a Queen’s Awards for Enterprise: International Trade. Professor Liz Towns-Andrews, 3M Professor of Innovation, also received an individual Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion. Then in 2019 our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Bob Cryan, won the Examiner Business Person of the Year award.We have helped a number of graduates to set up their own successful businesses and have a fantastic Enterprise Team who are here to help students get their business ideas off the ground. The Enterprise Hub, housed in the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre, is a great hub for students who wish to set up their own business and provides a great opportunity to network with other students and local businesses.
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Scientists Professor Paul Elliott and Dr Paul Scattergood have secured significant funding from the Leverhulme Trust to develop novel and sustainable molecular materials that harness light to drive useful chemical reactionsRead more →
THE Further Education and Skills sector has received a boost following a partnership to provide teacher training between the University of Huddersfield and The Bedford College Group.Read more →
A new report published by Yorkshire Universities (YU) reveals how universities, students, employers and regional institutions can together help more graduates in Yorkshire enter the world of work or start up in business.Read more →
A COLLABORATION between the University and the Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) has led to the development of a new research unit that will encourage and facilitate multidisciplinary collaborations, encourage exemplary clinical research advances as well as fostering a culture of innovation and creativity between the two institutions.Read more →
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