Latest figures show that the University of Huddersfield’s teaching staff are the best qualified in England across a range of measures.

The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) has recently produced its latest staff data release, covering the academic year that concluded in 2021.

They reveal that of the University of Huddersfield’s over 900 academic staff, 77 per cent hold doctorates, a proportion second only to the universities of Oxford and Nottingham in the country. It continues an upward trend for the University in this criteria, being an increase of one per cent on HESA’s 2020 figures.

A further 180 have other higher degrees, meaning that the percentage of lecturers with higher academic qualifications is 96 per cent, the highest in the country.

The HESA figures also show that with 94 per cent of its HE staff holding teaching qualifications, a proportion that remained steady from the previous survey, Huddersfield remains comfortably in the top three of England’s higher education institutions.

Commenting on the latest HESA figures, the University of Huddersfield’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Tim Thornton, said: “Huddersfield colleagues are the best qualified in the country, in research and teaching. The University’s ranking in the top three on all the qualification categories is a remarkable achievement, and testament to the commitment of colleagues to excellence in teaching & learning and research.”


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