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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.
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University of York technicians join effort to make Coronavirus face shields for frontline workers
Technicians from the University of York are producing personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline workers as part of the national response to Covid-19.
York academic leads world’s first multi-vaccine animal efficacy studies in the fight against Covid-19
A York virologist has established an animal model that is being used as one of the three preclinical models for COVID-19 vaccines and therapies.
International community has a narrow window of opportunity to save marine life, scientists say
Depleted marine life across the world’s oceans could recover to healthy levels by 2050 if urgent action is taken, an international study suggests.
Oldest ever human genetic evidence clarifies our ancestral family tree
Genetic information from an 800,000-year-old human fossil tooth has been retrieved for the first time.
Our commitment to gender equality has been recognised with a bronze institutional award and 11 departmental awards from Athena SWAN.