The University of Huddersfield, colloquially known as Huddersfield University, is a public research institution situated in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England. Established as a university in 1992, it traces its roots to various institutions dating back to the 19th century. The university has garnered acclaim for its commitment to teaching quality, receiving the inaugural Higher Education Academy Global Teaching Excellence Award in 2017. It also secured a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold Award in both 2017 and 2023. Recognized as one of England's leading universities, it boasts a remarkable 94% of its staff with teaching qualifications, topping the list in 2022. Additionally, the university has intensified its focus on research quality, with over three-quarters of its academic staff holding a doctorate as of 2022, marking the third-highest rate in England. George W. Buckley, a university alumnus and former CEO of 3M, assumed the role of chancellor in 2020.