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Ancient DNA reveals African and Asian ancestry of medieval Swahili people

Posted on Wednesday 29 March 2023

People living on the ‘Swahili coast’ - the Indian Ocean coast of eastern Africa - have African and Asian ancestry according to new research on ancient DNA.

New partnership to tackle chemical pollution issues in war-torn Ukraine

Posted on Wednesday 29 March 2023

Researchers from Kharkiv and York are launching a new partnership to tackle the many pollution problems faced by Ukraine as it battles with war.

Universities team up to open learning centre to create new opportunities for young people in Hull

Posted on Wednesday 29 March 2023

The universities of York and Hull have partnered with national education charity IntoUniversity to open a new learning centre to provide long-term educational support to young people facing disadvantage.

Exhibition celebrates York’s musical heritage

Posted on Monday 27 March 2023

Researchers are appealing for music lovers to share their memories and memorabilia from York’s musical past as part of a new exhibition in the city.

Care leavers face ‘acute challenges’ in transition to adulthood

Posted on Monday 27 March 2023

Care leavers in England are over ten times more likely than their peers to not be working or studying in their 21st year, a new study has shown.

Who put the 'a' in Thomas a Becket? New study sheds light on the “evolution” of the famous name

Posted on Friday 24 March 2023

It is one of the most famous names in British history, a name associated with a gruesome murder which shocked the Middle Ages and changed the course of history.

University launches renewable chemistry institute

Posted on Friday 24 March 2023

The University of York has partnered with renewable chemicals company, Circa Group, to launch the Circa Renewable Chemistry Institute (CRCI).

Poorest children have worse health and educational outcomes in adolescence, new report highlights

Posted on Friday 24 March 2023

Generation Z children born into the poorest fifth of families in the UK are 12 times more likely to experience a raft of poor health and educational outcomes by the age of 17 compared to more affluent peers, according to a new report co-authored by University of York researchers.

Arts and Humanities maintains top 100 position in latest QS World University Rankings 2023

Posted on Wednesday 22 March 2023

The University of York has maintained its strong showing in the latest QS World University rankings - with the Faculty of Arts and Humanities moving up six places to sit 66th globally and four subjects featuring in the top 50.

Executive Chair for Research England visits University to find out more about our research

Posted on Friday 17 March 2023

Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Executive Chair at Research England, visited the University (16 March) to learn more about our important research projects and being a University for public good.

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