The World100 Representative
Hilary Layton - Director of Internationalisation
Hilary has worked in communications, public affairs and internationalisation at York for many years. Previously she worked as a press officer at the UK development agency VSO, and in the British Foreign Office. She has a BA in Economics and Politics and an MSc in Communication Management.
The International Relations Department at York focuses particularly on global strategic research alliances and in promoting international student mobility. They also strive to involve all members of the University community – whatever their role – to play their part in internationalisation.
Recent News from University of York
- Establishing the boundaries of quantum secure communications
Posted: 26 April 2017, 8:45 am
- New Registrar at the University of York
Posted: 25 April 2017, 10:17 am
- Risk of psychosis from cannabis use lower than originally thought, say scientists
Posted: 20 April 2017, 1:04 pm
- The UK’s hidden homeless: lone women parents most likely to suffer
Posted: 19 April 2017, 9:50 am
- European research collaboration to prove feasibility of using starch in energy storage and green catalysis
Posted: 19 April 2017, 9:10 am
About University of York
University of York is focused on four themes:
Since its founding in 1963, the University of York has become one of the brightest and the best of UK universities, excelling in teaching, research and community outreach.
York is now in the top 5 of UK universities for Teaching measures in the National Student Survey, and is ranked 8th in the UK for research.
York is one of a handful of universities with a collegiate system. Students find the focus of their residential, social and welfare needs in College, which creates a strong community feel.
York recently underwent a US$500 million expansion to its beautiful landscaped campus, which included a new College – Goodricke – and headquarters buildings for Computer Science, York Law School, York Management School, and the Department of Theatre, Film and Television.
York remains relatively small with around 12,000 students. It has a very international feel, however, with 20% of the student population and 20% of faculty from other countries.
The University of York is a founding member of the Worldwide Universities Network. It also has bilateral agreements with Columbia, Seoul National University, National University of Singapore.
Notable Research Areas
- World leaders in health and public policy, instrumental in establishing flu jabs for the elderly.
- Protection of marine ecosystems throughout the world through the establishment of protected fishery zones.
- Discovered the structure of the oestrogen receptor – leading to important developments in drugs for women’s health.
Most significant research breakthrough
Development of ‘hyperpolarization’ technology to speed up scanning results in MRI and other medical interventions.