His Royal Highness The Duke of York, has agreed to become Patron of the University of Huddersfield.
The Duke of York has been a regular visitor to the University and in May 2013 he was on campus to officially open its new £12 million 3M Buckley Innovation Centre and to bestow the first Duke of York Young Entrepreneur Awards.
He has been supporting a wide range of initiatives designed to encourage entrepreneurially-focussed education, which is a key specialisation at the University of Huddersfield.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Huddersfield, Professor Bob Cryan, is delighted that the Duke accepted an invitation to become a Patron.
The Duke of York's activities in the field include The Enterprise Education Trust, of which he is Patron. He has the same role with The Peter Jones Foundation, which runs a series of enterprise academies.
On his most recent visit to the University, His Royal Highness also welcomed 40 young entrepreneurs into a new facility which is named The Duke of York Young Entrepreneur Centre.