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Students campaign for University fair pay

University fair pay

By Amy Wong The University of York Green Party and Liberal Democrat societies want all employees to earn a living wage The University of York’s Green Party and Liberal Democrats societies are working together to campaign for fairer pay at the University. The campaign is part of a national movement by the Young Greens, which was introduced to York by ... Read More »

York’s universities help generate £5bn

University of York

Yoek’s universities have helped in the generation of over £5bn in economic impact, according to a Universities UK report. Published last week, the report calculated the total economic contribution of higher education institutions across Yorkshire and Humberside in 2011-12. It also found that more than 62,000 jobs were generated by the region’s institutions. Specific figures for the University of York ... Read More »

University of York unveils research centre scheme

University of York

The University of York has unveiled plans for a purpose-built research building as part of a major upgrade of its older campus. The university last year revealed it was looking to spend £400 million over ten years to improve facilities on its Heslington West campus, which is now more than 50 years old. It is now seeking permission for a ... Read More »

University of York researchers make a quantum leap

University of York

The University of York has launched a new centre for its growing inter-disciplinary research into quantum technologies. The York Centre for Quantum Technologies is a joint venture between the university’s departments of physics, mathematics, computer science and chemistry. It aims to build on the university’s existing expertise across a range of quantum technologies, including communications, metrology and computing. Initially, the ... Read More »

2013 Global Scholarships at York University, Canada

The University of York offers Global Leader of Tomorrow Scholarships. United World College Scholarships and International Entrance Scholarships for international students who would like to take a full-time undergraduate degree at University of York.  Host Institution: York University, Ontario, Canada (Course starts September 2013) Field of study: Any undergraduate program in one of the following Faculties:  Liberal Arts & Professional ... Read More »

$1.4 M study on using plants to recover rare metals from mine waste: UBC research

Researchers at the University of British Columbia and an international team have received $1.4 million to explore the use of plants to recover precious metals from mine tailings around the world. Currently, metals obtained from ores contain platinum group metals (PGM) some of which are lost through various stages of processing. The research will investigate “phyto-mining,” which involves growing plants ... Read More »

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