The University of York is a campus university in York, England. Over 30 departments and centres cover a wide range of subjects in the arts, social sciences, science and technology. A proportion of the university's teaching is divided along collegiate lines; some students also live in college accommodation. The landscaped campus, constructed in the mid-1960s, is on the outskirts of the medieval city, north and west of the village of Heslington. This campus is home to York Science Park and the National Science Learning Centre. The university occupies a number of historic buildings in the city centre, and also has permission to build a planned extension to the campus on arable land east of Heslington that was taken out of the green belt for the purpose.
Near-extinct African amphibians 'invisible' under climate change
An international team of researchers has found that the majority of threatened species are 'invisible' when using modern methods to predict species distributions under climate change.
Top ten reptiles and amphibians benefitting from zoos
A frog that does not croak, the largest living lizard, and a tortoise that can live up to 100 years are just some of the species staving off extinction thanks to the help of zoos, according to a new report.
Ibuprofen posing potential threat to fish
Research led by the University of York suggests that many rivers contain levels of ibuprofen that could be adversely affecting fish health.
Study reveals the EU is part of most Europeans' everyday life
The EU is becoming part of most Europeans' everyday life irrespective of social class, according to a study in six countries.
Scientists unveil new technology to better understand small clusters of atoms
Physicists at the University of York, working with researchers at the University of Birmingham and Genoa, have developed new technology to study atomic vibration in small particles, revealing a more accurate ...
Mummies in Egypt began long before Age of Pharoahs, study shows
Researchers from the Universities of York, Macquarie and Oxford have discovered new evidence to suggest that the origins of mummification started in ancient Egypt 1,500 years earlier than previously thought.
Survey highlights ocean research priorities
Declines in ocean productivity, increases in ocean acidification, and the cumulative effects of multiple stressors on ocean health are among the most pressing issues facing coastal and maritime countries, according to a survey ...
Scientists throw light on the mechanism of plants' ticking clock
Scientists from the University of York are part of an international team of researchers who have made a significant step in discovering the genetic mechanisms that plants use to fight for light.
Western Indian Ocean communities play vital role in conservation
An international team of researchers led by the University of York has carried out the first assessment of community-led marine conservation in the Western Indian Ocean.
Tooth plaque provides unique insights into our prehistoric ancestors' diet
An international team of researchers has found new evidence that our prehistoric ancestors had a detailed understanding of plants long before the development of agriculture.
When does a physical system compute?
Can physical systems from bacteria to black holes act as a computer? A University of York computer scientist and colleagues from the universities of Oxford and Leeds address this question in newly published research which ...
Knowledge exchange network releases first oil palm policy report
A knowledge exchange network led by the University of York, which aims to increase the use of scientific evidence to guide oil palm policy, has produced its first science for policy report. The report – ...
Quadcopter sees the woods and the trees
Academics at the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) at the University of York are capitalising on the opportunities offered by the development of low-cost unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to monitor, map ...
What amino acids in shells can tell us about Bronze Age people
A new study by scientists at the University of York has shed new light on the use of mollusc shells as personal adornments by Bronze Age people.
Scientists provide new insights into biomass breakdown
Scientists at the University of York are playing a key role in the quest for a better understanding of how a recently discovered family of enzymes can degrade hard-to-digest biomass into its constituent sugars.