A member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities, we are committed to enhancing our position as one of the world’s premier institutions for inspirational and life-changing 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.
Researchers have traced the genetic lineage of the maize plant and discovered it was most likely brought to South America from Mexico more than 6,500 years ago.
Scientists have deciphered how some types of “swimming” bacteria have evolved to be able to escape when trapped in small spaces.
Taking part in regular physical activity is linked to a more positive outlook on general health in people with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, according to a new report.
A lecturer in British politics at the University of York comments on the latest leadership challenge facing Theresa May, ahead of a vote of no confidence that is set to take place on Wednesday, 12 December.
Our commitment to gender equality has been recognised with a bronze institutional award and 11 departmental awards from Athena SWAN.