Departments in the Hub

The Hub houses several key areas:

York Centre for Complex Systems Analysis (YCCSA)

Understanding and managing complex systems is central to key environmental, technological, biological, economic and political challenges faced by the world today. YCCSA brings together 80-plus researchers from across disciplines to develop tools, methods, and models that provide a better understanding of the complex world around us, ranging from ecosystems and climate, to transport and energy distribution networks.

An example is the development of a computer model showing how marine predators such as sharks forage the ocean for food. The findings can now be used to help identify sustainable ways of managing fisheries and understanding whether marine reserves can be effective in European water. The Hub provides flexible, high-tech space for interaction between researchers and external partners.

The Creative Technology Centre

The Hub houses a group of inspiring interactive spaces that make up the Creative Technology Centre. 

These spaces allow a whole range of arts and technology disciplines and businesses to come together in creative and innovative ways with technology on-hand to assist.

In particular, the 3Sixty is a high-tech Demonstration Space which provides an immersive audio-visual experience.  Here new technologies can be tested and evaluated. One example is immersive virtual tours of buildings and landscapes, near and far, future and past.

White Rose Enterprise Systems

Enterprise systems are large-scale, highly complex, business-critical software systems that extend across and between organisations, on a national and often global scale. The Hub houses researchers studying the unique technical and socio-technical challenges involved in these ever more prevalent kinds of systems.

They are supported by state-of-the-art facilities, including an advanced video conferencing 'Access Grid room'. This enables the distributed collaborations needed to tackle such global scale projects as developing an integrated railway signaling model for the whole European rail network.

Corporate Training Unit

Continuing Professional Development

The University of York provides a wide range of professional development and business focused training courses.

Based on the most current research and best practice, courses are aimed at regional, national and international professionals from public and private sector organisations across a wide range of sectors including: leadership and management; public sector training; English language training; science and technology; engineering and construction; communications and design; health and IT.

The Corporate Training Unit's specialist facilities in the Hub enable greater interaction and partnerships between business and academia. External businesses and the wider community can benefit from the Corporate Training Unit's high quality training suites located within the Hub. The CTU are able to hold larger events, seminars and workshops thanks to the enhanced lecture and seminar facilities offered.

Student Enterprise Centre

Based in the Springboard business incubator space of the Ron Cooke Hub, the Student Enterprise Space provides more than just a place to work on your business. The free hot-desking facilities enables students to meet fellow entrepreneurs, share ideas and gain contacts. Not only that, it provides a professional space to base your business and impress your clients.

Having a space to work from could make those early days of setting up a business that bit easier. For information on how to secure a space, email Jessica Noon.