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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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COVID recovery choices shape future climate
A post-lockdown economic recovery plan that incorporates and emphasises climate-friendly choices could help significantly in the battle against global warming, according to a new study.
Scientists discover secret behind Earth’s biodiversity hotspots
Researchers have discovered why the tropics and a handful of other areas across the globe have become the most biodiverse places on the planet.
Poverty is the most significant obstacle to happiness and well-being for children in England, report finds
The majority of children in England are very happy with their lives, but a significant number are living in poverty and deeply unhappy, a major survey reveals
Dramatic decline in reef sharks, new global study shows
Sharks are virtually absent from many of the world's coral reefs, according to a major new study involving the University of York.
Our commitment to gender equality has been recognised with a bronze institutional award and 18 departmental awards from Athena SWAN.