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Launch of three new academic schools

Posted on 31 July 2022

The University of York has launched three new academic schools, to bring together different ground-breaking combinations of disciplines and subjects.

The change is part of York’s vision to be a University for public good, and will create new and exciting research and teaching opportunities.

The schools are: 

York’s Executive Board member Ambrose Field said: “In blending our existing strengths, and developing new collaborative research and teaching activity, the schools will create a unique intellectual agenda at York - one that powerfully echoes the heritage of the City of York and the ethos of the University of York’s founders.” 

School for Business and Society

The School for Business and Society will offer public, private and third sector organisations insights and expertise. 

The School takes inspiration from York’s founders’ vision of ethical and socially-informed business and management, and for active government that works to create a stronger economy and a fairer society. It will mean working in new ways that will deliver a combination of business and social leadership, in accordance with the legacy of pursuing social change and social justice.

School of Arts and Creative Technologies

The School of Arts and Creative Technologies will build relationships with local, regional and national creative and media industries, driving the rebuilding of the post-pandemic creative economy. 

The School will form a focus for interdisciplinary creative research, bridging the divides between performance, creativity and technology.

It will focus on research and external engagement to expand on previous successes like DC Labs, XR Stories, Weaver and SIGN, and will have a specific focus on the creative economy in Yorkshire, the North and beyond.

School of Physics, Engineering and Technology

Research by the School of Physics, Engineering and Technology will feed directly into emerging future technologies, such as those in robotics and medical technologies, to establish sustainable funding mechanisms and pathways to international impact. 

Academic discoveries will be translated into practical applications in science and engineering, working in partnership with external organisations and industry. At the same time, it will support and train a new generation of innovators. 

More details about the changes are being shared with staff, students and recent alumni who are associated with the new Schools.

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