NEW research shows the University of Huddersfield is moving up the national league table.
The Sunday Times University Guide ranks Huddersfield 75th this year, up from 84th in 2008.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Bob Cryan welcomed the news yesterday.
He said: “We are determined to improve our facilities and committed to our students. It’s good to see this is reflected in these rankings.
“Recent developments at the university include the current refurbishment of the Business School and the expansion of our research activities.”
Some 122 universities are ranked according to a number of factors, including student satisfaction, degree marks, research quality and graduate employment rate.
One thousand head teachers and 2,300 academics are also asked to rank universities.
Huddersfield is ranked 83rd by academics and 101st by head teachers.
Overall, Huddersfield is ranked seventh in Yorkshire.
York – which finished eighth nationally – is ranked the best in the region, followed by Sheffield, Leeds and Hull.
Sheffield Hallam is fifth in Yorkshire, followed by Bradford and Huddersfield. York St John is eighth in the county, followed by Leeds Trinity and Leeds Met.