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.
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.
Student helps to discover new pain relief delivery method
A chemistry undergraduate at the University of York has helped to develop a new drug release gel, which may help avoid some of the side effects of painkillers such as ibuprofen and naproxen.
Smartphone face recognition 'improved' by copying the brain
Face recognition security on smartphones can be significantly improved if users store an 'average' photo of themselves, according to new research by scientists at the University of York.
Non-native plants are 'not a threat' to floral diversity
Non-native plants are commonly listed as invasive species, presuming that they cause harm to the environment at both global and regional scales. New research by scientists at the University of York has shown ...
Have researchers discovered the sound of the stars?
A chance discovery by a team of researchers, including a University of York scientist, has provided experimental evidence that stars may generate sound.
Targeting one enzyme is the key to tackling two tropical diseases
A way to combat malaria developed by scientists at Imperial College London and the University of York may also be effective against the deadly tropical disease leishmaniasis, new research has shown.