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11th May 2021

Building a universe in a supercomputer

You can’t physically crash a planet into another planet in a lab to see what happens or look quite far enough back in time to see how the universe might have formed. So what do you do?

10th May 2021

At the forefront of space research

We’re at the forefront of research that is furthering our understanding of the universe and the exploration of space.

4th May 2021

Climate change and wildlife conservation across the Americas

A continental-scale network of conservation sites is likely to remain effective under future climate change scenarios, despite a predicted shift in key species distributions.

National praise for our knowledge exchange

We’re proud to have performed strongly in the first ever national exercise that measures how we share our knowledge and expertise with businesses, charities and community organisations.

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Alumni Fee Scholarships

The Alumni Fee Scholarship 2021-22 is available to Durham graduates across all Durham postgraduate taught Masters, LLM, MBA and PGCE programmes.

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Environmental Sustainability

We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and improving the local environment, and our researchers are tackling some of the biggest issues facing our planet. 

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Astronomy and Cosmology at Durham University

Our space scientists are among the world’s most cited by fellow researchers and we’re at the forefront of research that is furthering our understanding of the universe and the exploration of space. We’re also helping to tackle problems on Earth like Covid-19 and disease in coffee plants.

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5th May 2021

Santander supports Durham students

We are delighted that nine of our students have been granted places on the Santander Black Inclusion program, a new online learning experience for up to 3,000 university students and recent graduates from a Black and Black Mixed Ethnicity background across the UK.

27th April 2021

The Durham MBA (Online) climbs in QS global ranking

The Durham MBA (Online) has been placed 4th in the UK, 7th in Europe and 11th in the world, in the QS Online MBA Rankings 2021. Now in its 10th year, the ranking lists the 57 best online MBA programmes at business schools around the world. Criteria judged includes class profiles, employability, academic reputation, and class experience.

Rising up one place in the UK from 2020, two places in Europe and five globally, the result shows the strength of our programme and the excellent...

15th April 2021

Ustinov College marks the centenary of its namesake

On 16 April 2021, Ustinov College is marking what would have been the 100th birthday of the late Sir Peter Ustinov, former Durham University Chancellor and namesake of Ustinov College.

From our student blogAstronomy & Cosmology

From observing super massive black holes to understanding newborn babies there’s more to astronomy and cosmology than you think. In this series of blogs we hear from undergraduates, postgraduates, researchers and alumni as they tell us what studying Physics at Durham has to offer and where it can take you.

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