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13th May 2021

Supporting business through astronomy

Durham’s astronomers and cosmologists are increasingly sharing their knowledge and expertise to support business.

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.

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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14th May 2021

Inspiring the next generation of space scientists

We’re inspiring the next generation of astronomers and cosmologists to aim for the stars!

13th May 2021

Rugby Club receives national award for activities off the pitch

Congratulations to Durham University Rugby Football Club (DURFC) who have been announced as the winners of the annual Student Rugby Football Union ‘Core Values’ award.

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.

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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