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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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Researchers to reconstruct richness of prehistoric oceans
Scientists are set to reconstruct the world’s ‘pristine’ prehistoric oceans in order to understand the full impact of human activity on the marine environment.
Homelessness can be reduced using innovative ‘Housing First’ model
A housing model has proved effective in reducing homelessness across Europe but it needs more political support to increase its impact, says a new study led by the University of York.
University of York law students lead global day of action on air pollution
Thousands of students are expected to take part in a global day of action led by York Law School to promote climate justice on air pollution.
Geometry goes viral: Researchers use maths to solve virus puzzle
Researchers have developed a new mathematical framework that changes the way we understand the structure of viruses such as Zika and Herpes.
Our commitment to gender equality has been recognised with a bronze institutional award and 11 departmental awards from Athena SWAN.