Environmental, Social and Economic Sustainability
A World Leader in Sustainability
We’ve been recognised as one of the top universities in the world for taking action to address the most pressing Environment, Social and Governance challenges facing society today.
Our commitment to deliver solutions
We are committed to delivering solutions to the net-zero transition. We are well-placed to contribute to delivering solutions in the broad areas of energy, food, health, social impact and water.
Find out more about our work on sustainability
Nurturing tomorrow's world changers
As a global population, we continue to see a range of global challenges brought about by issues that we need to tackle together.
Our status as a globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence has been affirmed once again in the QS World University Rankings 2024, being ranked 78th in the world.
Our third annual Greenspace Festival will take place on Wednesday 14 June, from 12pm – 5pm at Grey College. The festival celebrates our student environment groups, researchers, local charities and sustainable businesses, by showcasing the work they do to tackle climate change and drive sustainable development.
Our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Karen O'Brien, explores how we are putting sustainability at the heart of our operations.
We are an inclusive community
At Durham, our people are our most important asset. We believe that our success is tied to being able to attract, retain and develop outstanding staff and students from all backgrounds and identities.
Our University Strategy
As part of the University Strategy Refresh, we have developed a revised statement of institutional purpose which will guide the choices that we make and the communications that we issue about the revised Strategy.