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York Environmental Sustainability Institute

Interdisciplinary research generating sustainable solutions to global challenges.

Our mission is to facilitate and deliver world-class collaborative interdisciplinary research on environmental sustainability, co-designed with the researcher community, industry and policymakers

Our innovative approach is based on collaborations between the Arts and Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences, addressing environmental challenges at local, regional and global scales. 

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We support York researchers and external partners in a variety of ways, from hosting networking events and research workshops to providing support for interdisciplinary funding applications.


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290+ York researchers

have joined the YESI Community to develop research projects & indentify new collaborations

30+ York departments, institutes & centres

across all 3 faculties are actively engaged exploring interdisciplinary environmental sustainability research opportunities