An award winning University

Our mission is to be an inspiring and innovative University of international renown. Through awards, we are gaining recognition for our outstanding work towards achieving this vision.

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Teaching excellence and employability

Global Teaching Excellence Award

Leading educationalists from around the world have selected the University of Huddersfield as the first winner of the Global Teaching Excellence Award. 

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Best university employability strategy award

We won the award for the best university employability strategy at the National Graduate Recruitment Awards 2021 for our activity, including our Global Professional Award scheme. 

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University of the Year

In November 2013, the University was awarded the Times Higher Education University of the Year. The award was in recognition of a University 'that has demonstrated exceptional performance in the past academic year’.

In 2015, the University was named the New University of the Year at the Educate North Awards. A panel of more than 20 leading figures from the fields of education, business and politics selected the winners, who were announced at a ceremony in Manchester.

In April 2017 Huddersfield joined the Times Higher's world top 200 “young universities”.


We excel in enterprise and innovation and in 2012, the University was named the Times Higher Entrepreneurial University of the Year. 

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The University relies on strong leadership. Headed by Vice-Chancellor, Professor Bob Cryan CBE who has won a number of awards for leadership.

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In 2013 and 2022, we were awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade and in 2014 we were ...

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In 2014, we were awarded the Times Higher Education Best University Workplace and topped the tables in all four main categories...

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Official honours

In 2021, the University’s Centre for Precision Technologies earned a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for its role in advanced measurement in smart manufacturing. It’s one of the most coveted honours in UK Higher Education.

In 2019, the University’s role in future-proofing the rail network earned a Queen’s Anniversary Prize. The prize recognised the innovations made by the Institute of Railway Research to track, rolling stock and safety of the rail network.

In 2015, the University was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for expanding the global boundaries of new music.