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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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York scientist provides expertise for ambitious bid to host UK’s first prototype fusion energy plant
A University of York academic is part of a team aiming to bring an ambitious prototype fusion energy plant to Yorkshire.
Ground-breaking trial prevents loneliness among older people during Covid pandemic
A simple form of talking therapy, delivered by trained support workers over the telephone, reduced loneliness in older people left isolated during the pandemic, the initial results of a new study has revealed.
York physicists to help develop new detector technology for a new powerful particle collider
University of York scientists are part of a team developing new detector technology needed for the next powerful particle accelerator, the Electron-Ion Collider (EIC).
Links between railways and slavery to be explored in new research project
Universities and museums across Yorkshire and the North of England will explore the links between the railways and the global slave trade as part of a new research project.
Our commitment to gender equality has been recognised with a bronze institutional award and 18 departmental awards from Athena SWAN.