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Durham University

Research

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21st March 2019

Making water more sustainable

Water is a precious and vital resource that is under threat from climate change and growing demands.

19th March 2019

Tackling risks from outer space

Space is a risky place. Our planet faces a number of potential threats from asteroids and comets to the impact of space weather on vital technologies.

18th March 2019

Plan to grow North’s chemicals sector

Did you know that the North of England’s research strengths in chemical and process industries could help to contribute more than £20billion to the UK economy over the next 20 years?

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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Developing world-class facilities

We’ve currently got four major building projects underway, worth a total of £200 million. See how they’re progressing.

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21st March 2019

New chapter for beloved Bill Bryson library

The new look areas of our Bill Bryson library have now officially re-opened – with 200 extra study spaces; four accessible study rooms, two of which are adapted for students who are wheelchair users; and a revamped café for Durham students and staff.

15th March 2019

Cutting back on single use plastics

We’re reducing our impact on the environment by cutting out single use plastics.

8th March 2019

Student volunteers helping local children

Thirty students are helping run a free activities programme for children with limited social opportunities.

From our BlogHow I got to work at the UN

Read about how Joe Bullock, a research student from the Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology (IPPP) landed his dream role as an AI Research Fellow with United Nations Global Pulse in New York.

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