There has never been a more exciting time to become part of the Department of Computer Science here at York.
In September 2010 the department moved to a brand new building on the new Heslington East Campus. This move further improved the experience for students by providing more teaching rooms and computer labs meaning we can continue to offer some of the best computer science programmes in the UK.
As part of the £185 million first phase of Heslington East, the Department of Computer Science now occupies a purpose-built building on the lakeside. The building comprises software and hardware teaching laboratories, departmental staff offices, research laboratories and a variety of interaction spaces. A large glass atrium welcomes all who enter the building.
The University has been fortunate in securing some £17.5 million from the European Regional Development Fund in Yorkshire and the Humber. The funds, managed through Yorkshire Forward, provide £15.5 million for capital development on Heslington East and a further £2 million supporting two University biodemonstrator research projects. The investment forms a critical part of a major £19.4 million infrastructure project sponsored by Science City York, enhancing links between York's world-class science base and industry.