The University of Huddersfield (informally Huddersfield University) is a public universitylocated in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England. The University has a long and proud tradition of providing education since 1825. In 1992 the institution changed its named from Huddersfield Polytechnic to the University of Huddersfield. In November 2003 Sir Patrick Stewart became the Chancellor of the University.
Huddersfield was ranked joint first out of all Yorkshire universities for high quality staff and lectures in the opinion panel research survey in 2007. The university achieved the highest ranking of any mainstream university in the United Kingdom for assessment and feedback in the 2011 survey
The Sunday Times Good University Guide, ranked the university 64th out of 122 in 2013.
The university achieved the highest ranking in the 2011 International Student Barometer conducted by the International Graduate Insight Group[