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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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University collaborates with Beverley Minster on new ‘Sanctuary’ exhibition
University of York researchers have helped develop an interactive exhibition at Beverley Minster which explores the town’s history of offering sanctuary since medieval times.
Grow It York brings vertical farming to community container park
The University of York has teamed up with LettUs Grow, an indoor farming technology provider from Bristol and Spark:York, to create “Grow It York” - a vertical, community farm at the heart of a vibrant container park in the city.
North inequalities cost UK economy £7.3bn over first year of the pandemic
Northerners were more likely to die from Covid-19, spent nearly a month and-a-half more in lockdowns, suffered worse mental health and were made poorer than the rest of England during the first year of the pandemic, according to a new report.
Conservation commitments should focus on the best places to protect rare species, new study suggests
The Prime Minister has pledged to protect 30 per cent of land to support the recovery of nature, but a new study finds that much of the new land that has been allocated to meet this aspiration is not in the highest priority areas for biodiversity conservation.
Our commitment to gender equality has been recognised with a bronze institutional award and 18 departmental awards from Athena SWAN.