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Department of Computer Science

Our excellence in teaching and research, plus our strong industrial links, make us one of the UK's leading Computer Science departments. Find out more about the department.

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion 

The Department of Computer Science holds an Athena SWAN Bronze Award in recognition of our work to promote gender equality. We're committed to make significant progress on many issues of equality, diversity and inclusion, and we look forward to working with our community to achieve the challenges we've set ourselves.

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You can read our Athena SWAN submission May 2020 (PDF , 5,203kb) document.


Research Centres

Our research centres span several departments and reflect how we collaborate with researchers from different subject areas.


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Green Impact

Based on our sustainability credentials and best practice, the Department achieved a Platinum Green Impact award in 2024. We also won two Gold Green Impact awards for our projects: 'A Biodiverse space for all' and 'Energy & Utilities Data Presentation Project in the Ian Wand Building'.

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Green Impact is a United Nations award-winning programme designed to support environmentally and socially sustainable practice in organisations, and is run by Students Organising for Sustainability UK.


50 Years of Computer Science at York

In 2022, we celebrated the 50th year of the Department of Computer Science at the University of York. Our Founding Professor, Ian Pyle, was appointed on 1 January 1973. 

Visit our companion website where we are accumulating articles, memories and ephemera about the history of the department, alongside information about some of the events we held to mark the anniversary.