A member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities, we are committed to strengthening our position as one of the world’s premier institutions for inspirational and life-changing research.
Our Research Strategy 2015-20 describes how we nurture research success at the University. Explore some of the many highlights of our research through the themes and stories below.
Cave art brought out the caring side of our ancient ancestors.
Our housing experts study ways to boost UK house building.
Research could lead to new-generation deodorants.
Our stars might be singing - we just can't hear them.
A quick glance determines whether we think someone is trustworthy, dominant or attractive.
Our researchers find that education is the key to peace-building in Somalia.
Chemistry undergraduate develops new drug release gel.
Our commitment to women working in science, engineering and technology has been recognised with 12 institutional and departmental awards from Athena SWAN.More about Athena SWAN
A researcher from the University of York is contributing to an international effort to debunk climate myths and help people understand the controversies around climate science.
A new hybrid plant used in anti-malarial drug production, developed by scientists at the University of York’s Centre for Novel Agricultural Products (CNAP), is now registered as a new variety in China.