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Durham University

Research

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22nd August 2019

Smart surfaces as a solution to global challenges

Professor Jas Pal Badyal, a Fellow of the Royal Society, is widely considered a leader in the field of surface science. Here he talks about the students in his team, their inventions and tackling global challenges.

21st August 2019

Keeping Africa moving in a changing climate

Durham’s engineers are working with partners in Africa to find ways to use cheaper and more sustainable local materials to build all-weather, low-traffic roads and railway lines.

17th July 2019

Measuring the expanding universe

Our physicists will help create a 3D map of galaxies to learn more about the universe’s accelerating expansion.

University & City: Working together

We are proud of the positive contribution we make to Durham City, economically, culturally, socially and through our world-leading research.

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We’re hiring!

For career-defining opportunities, including the chance to work alongside internationally renowned academics and scholars, check out our latest job vacancies. 

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Investing in teaching and learning

Keep up to date with our major investments in new departmental space, teaching space, residential accommodation and student facilities. 

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Featured video

How three students are trying to reduce the plastic mountain

Three Chemistry PhD students tell us how they are seeking to tackle a global problem through their bright business idea.

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23rd July 2019

Royal recognition for Student Entrepreneurs

Students Natasha Boulding, Phil Buckley and Scott Bush are the brains behind Plastech Innovation, a start-up business which is now gaining royal favour.

17th July 2019

Your chance to be part of UK’s largest light festival

Would you like to show off your musical talents at the UK’s largest light festival?

3rd July 2019

Our students among UK’s most satisfied

Thinking of studying with us? Then you’ll be joining some of the most satisfied students in the UK.

According to the 2019 National Student Survey (NSS), we have maintained an overall satisfaction score of 85 per cent, once again rating above the national average.

From our student blogWelcome to Durham -
and Stop Worrying!

In this blog English literature student, Kleopatra looks back on her first few weeks at Durham and reassures new students that there’s really nothing to worry about and lots to look forward to!

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