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Professor Charlie Jeffery appointed to Vice-Chancellor at the University of York

The University of York has appointed Professor Charlie Jeffery as its next Vice-Chancellor, a post he will take up on 1st September 2019.

Professor Jeffery has served the University of Edinburgh with distinction as Senior Vice Principal since 2014, and prior to that as Vice Principal, Public Policy. He has been Professor of Politics at the University since 2004.


I offer my heartfelt congratulations to Charlie on his appointment as the next Vice-Chancellor of the University of York. We will all be very sorry to lose him from Edinburgh but we look forward to working with him in a spirit of collaboration with York in the future. Charlie has been a loyal and distinguished academic leader here at Edinburgh and the University staff, students, alumni and friends owe him a considerable debt of gratitude. On their behalf and my own, I wish him all the very best for the future.

Professor Peter MathiesonPrincipal and Vice-Chancellor, University of Edinburgh