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.
Mapping the world's linguistic diversity—scientists discover links between your genes and the language you speak
Academics at the University of York have discovered a correlation between genetic and linguistic diversity and concluded that at least in Europe people who speak different languages are also more likely to ...
Genetic discovery uncovers key tool for morphine production in poppies
Scientists at the University of York and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Australia have made a key genetic discovery in poppies, paving the way for more effective painkillers.
Vulnerability made us human: how our early ancestors turned disability into advantage
A new evolutionary theory explains how critically small populations of early humans survived, despite an increased chance of hereditary disabilities being passed to offspring.
All change for bacterial outer membrane proteins
The discovery of how a group of bacteria rapidly adapts to changing growth conditions could have implications for future antibiotic development, according to research at the University of Oxford and the University ...
Getting to the heart of the matter: CERN's hidden heritage
A nuclear physicist and an archaeologist at the University of York have joined forces to produce a unique appraisal of the cultural significance of one of the world's most important locations for scientific ...
Conservation theory gets mathematical treatment
Theories used for the last four decades as a tool to guide the conservation of flora and fauna may have misinterpreted the biological reality, according to new research by mathematicians at the University ...
Potential of seagrass in combating climate change
Seagrass ecosystems could play a key role in combating climate change, researchers at the University of York have discovered.
Team finds the 'key' to quantum network solution
Scientists at the University of York's Centre for Quantum Technology have made an important step in establishing scalable and secure high rate quantum networks.
Ecologists develop new method for mapping poaching threats
Ecologists from the University of York, together with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), have developed a new method to better identify where poachers operate in protected areas.
Social structure 'helps birds avoid a collision course'
The sight of skilful aerial manoeuvring by flocks of Greylag geese to avoid collisions with York's Millennium Bridge intrigued mathematical biologist Dr Jamie Wood. It raised the question of how birds collectively ...
Scandinavian trade 'triggered' the Viking Age
Archaeologists from the University of York have played a key role in Anglo-Danish research which has suggested the dawn of the Viking Age may have been much earlier - and less violent - than previously believed.
York's anti-malarial plant given Chinese approval
A new hybrid plant used in anti-malarial drug production, developed by scientists at the University of York's Centre for Novel Agricultural Products (CNAP), is now registered as a new variety in China.
Sugar structure: Not as sweet as it seems
Scientists at the University of York have identified problems with nearly half of the structural data on carbohydrate molecules available to the scientific community.
A new 'metrics toolkit' to measure and evaluate how green a chemical reaction is
Chemists at the University of York have developed a new 'metrics toolkit' to measure and evaluate how green a reaction is.
Researcher suggests major reappraisal of teaching methods for children in the developing world
A University of York scholar has suggested that a major re-appraisal of teaching methods will help to transform the educational opportunities for millions of children in the developing world.