Take a tour of our new £12.5 million state-of-the-art ​​building. Credit: Dave Rippin.

Take a tour of our new £12.5 million state-of-the-art ​​building



We are a leading centre for teaching and research on sustainable solutions to the world's environmental issues.

In 2015, we ranked as a QS World Top 100 department. Our staff are experts in a wide range of environmental and geographical disciplines and we are all committed to delivering a first-rate student experience.

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Professor Mark Hodson
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Hard Brexit would mean more and cheaper British fish – but there's a catch

Posted on Thursday 26 April 2018

Dr Bryce Beukers-Stewart, a fisheries expert at the University of York, UK quoted in article on "Taking back control of UK waters would lower the price of British-caught fish, new analysis shows – but most of the fish we eat is imported".

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Environmental Sustainability and Resilience is one of the University's seven interdisciplinary research themes.