The University of Huddersfield is a public university located in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England. The university is focused on strengthening and enhancing its research facility; the institution has invested nearly £1.4 million in information provision in 2008/09. A further £2.75 million was invested in computing resources. During 2008/09 there was further significant investment in facilities and equipment, including a new Creative Arts Building opened in September 2008, with a recital hall, electro-acoustic research studio, new art and design studios and live recording facilities.
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 university achieved the highest ranking in the 2011 International Student Barometer conducted by the International Graduate Insight Group.