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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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Researchers improve data readout by using ‘quantum entanglement’
Researchers say they have been able to greatly improve the readout of data from digital memories - thanks to a phenomenon known as ‘quantum entanglement’.
NHS advised to recommend ultra-grip shoes to reduce staff injuries
Researchers at the University of York have shown that wearing Health and Safety Executive (HSE) rated ultra-grip shoes could reduce injury to NHS staff if they were to be made a recommended part of the uniform.
Whale sharks at risk of injury as they linger at coastal ‘hotspots’
Researchers are calling for greater protection for whale sharks after new data revealed the world’s largest fish are increasingly being injured as a result of tourism-related activity.
Ancient DNA reveals secrets of Game of Thrones wolves
Extinct dire wolves split off from other canines nearly six million years ago and were only a distant relative of today’s species, a new study says.
Our commitment to gender equality has been recognised with a bronze institutional award and 18 departmental awards from Athena SWAN.