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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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Report sheds light on community impact of family businesses
Researchers at the University of York have provided new insights into the ways UK family businesses work to support their communities.
New modified wheat could help tackle global food shortage
Researchers at the University of York have created a new modified wheat variety that increases grain production by up to 12 per cent.
Spotlight on grieving in lockdown for new BBC Arts film
Researchers at the University of York have contributed to a BBC short film, reflecting on how social restrictions imposed during the Covid-19 pandemic have affected people’s experiences of grief.
Veterans’ substance use has devastating impact on family members
The families of veterans with substance use problems struggle with high levels of isolation and loneliness and experience extreme distress and despair, a new report has revealed.
Our commitment to gender equality has been recognised with a bronze institutional award and 18 departmental awards from Athena SWAN.