University of York

University of York

As a high-performing Russell Group university we combine academic excellence with a commitment to collaborative research which drives innovation and productivity for businesses and major corporations in the UK and around the world.

We are a key player in business development and regeneration efforts in the city of York and across the north of England. Our campus includes York Science Park, now home to more than 100 organisations ranging from start-ups to global enterprises mainly in the creative, digital media, IT and bioscience sectors. We are also at the centre of efforts to establish Yorkshire and the Humber as a thriving centre of bio-based innovation.

Our experts in safety critical systems work on international transport and infrastructure projects and our research in the field of Artificial Intelligence underpins the latest developments in this rapidly expanding area. Our collaborative research links traditional arts and humanities disciplines with science and engineering resulting in partnerships with the UK’s creative industries including digital gaming companies and heritage organisations.

York researchers work with national and international partners in industrial biotechnology to improve crop yields and ensure the sustainability of food production in the face of environmental change. We support developments in the pharmaceutical industry with research to aid the production of drugs and treatments to tackle some of the world’s most serious health conditions.

Our support for business also includes an extensive programme of Continuing Professional Development including executive development programmes and online and distance learning in subjects ranging from Management to Computer Science.

Businesses also stand to benefit from our student work placements and internships - and we nurture a business culture on campus with support for students who want to set up with their own enterprises.

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York Festival of Ideas asks: what have universities ever done for us?

The debate will also focus on the vital importance of continued investment in arts and humanities and the need for close cultural partnerships between universities and the arts sector.

University of York, Screen Yorkshire and the BFI secure creative cluster funding

The Creative Media Labs programme will establish Yorkshire and Humber as a leader in digital storytelling.

A triple helix partnership

With the help of the BDC and BioVale, two organisations established by the University of York, recognition for the region’s bioeconomy innovation is growing.