We are a leading centre for teaching and research on sustainable solutions to the world's environmental issues.
Our staff are experts in a wide range of environmental disciplines and we are all committed to delivering a first-rate student experience. This is evidenced by a 95% satisfaction rating from our students in the 2013 National Student Survey.
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Prof. Colin Brown
Head of Department
We conduct world-leading research on topics of global environmental importance. Our many strengths include:
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Posted on Wednesday 22 January 2014
A massive ancient subglacial trough – deeper than the Grand Canyon - has been discovered by a team of UK scientists, including experts from the University of York.
Posted on Wednesday 20 November 2013
All the latest news from the Environment Department, including exciting news about our new building development, the latest research grants and a round up of research undertaken in the summer.
Posted on Friday 8 November 2013
Two partnerships involving the University of York have received a share of £100m funding from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) to train the next generation of environmental scientists.