Some 250 new overseas students have now joined their fellow international and European Union students who are starting their second and third years.
The newcomers were welcomed to Huddersfield by the university’s newly-appointed director of international strategy, Prof David Taylor, of Skelmanthorpe.
Prof Taylor graduated from the university in 1983.
He then worked for the National Coal Board in Barnsley, where he was involved in designing and building the giant coal processing plants at Woolley and South Kirby.
He joined the Huddersfield lecturing staff in 1985 and completed his PhD in 1990. He became a professor in 1999 in the then School of Engineering.
Prof Taylor says he is relishing his new challenge.
He said: “It’s great to see so many new international students coming to Huddersfield.
“Official indicators say that Huddersfield is one of the best places to study in Britain and we want to share that with the world.
“We have almost 1,000 overseas students at the university.
“They bring a rich cultural mix to the institution and to the town.
“I hope that they really enjoy their time here and that they will act as ambassadors for the university in their home countries.”