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Explore our research
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 researchers at the forefront of tackling climate change
As the world faces an unprecedented threat from climate change, our academics and researchers are applying their pioneering research to help solve some of the major challenges we face.
Majority of people recognise urgency of climate change, research suggests
More than 60% of people recognise that addressing climate change requires a ‘high’ or ‘extremely high’ level of urgency, new research involving scientists at the University of York suggests.
Sweet success of parasite survival could also be its downfall
University of York scientists are part of an international team which has discovered how a parasite responsible for spreading a serious tropical disease protects itself from starvation once inside its human host.
Scientists discover how cancer cells regenerate in the prostate
Scientists have discovered a mechanism by which cancer cells in the prostate can regenerate following radiotherapy – paving the way for improved prostate cancer treatment.
Our commitment to gender equality has been recognised with a bronze institutional award and 11 departmental awards from Athena SWAN.