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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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York Walk returns to raise awareness of mental health
Residents in York are being encouraged to take part in a charity walk to help raise money to promote good mental health across the community.
Chimpanzees help trace evolution of human speech back to primate communication
Chimpanzee lip-smacks exhibit a speech-like rhythm, confirming that human speech has ancient roots within primate communication, according to a new study.
£3m funding boost for mental-physical illness research in South Asia
The University of York has been awarded £3m to develop a treatment for people suffering from diabetes and depression in South Asia.
Tropical forests can handle the heat, up to a point
Tropical forests can continue to store large amounts of carbon in a warmer world – only if countries limit greenhouse gas emissions, new research suggests.
Our commitment to gender equality has been recognised with a bronze institutional award and 18 departmental awards from Athena SWAN.