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Revitalising ancient water systems for future resilience within the Kathmandu Valley

This 13 October is the UN’s International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction. Professor Robin Coningham and Dr Christopher Davis from our Department of Archaeology explain why sustainable access to water is so important and how Durham is helping.
One of Patan’s many brick-lined tanks (hiti), providing water to communities of the Kathmandu Valley

New £5m research centre driving economic growth and sustainability

A new joint research initiative focusing on energy systems integration has been awarded £5m by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to help boost UK economic growth and address regional needs.
An image of solar panels and wind turbines with a distant industrial landscape

World-class musical performances brought to Durham by MUSICON

MUSICON, Durham University’s professional concert series, is bringing high calibre music and eminent international performers to Durham for its 55th season.
Idrisi Ensemble, who will perform at Musicon

New Sir Harry Evans Global Fellow in Investigative Journalism announced

Rosa Furneaux has been awarded the 2024 Sir Harry Evans Global Fellowship in Investigative Journalism, a landmark partnership among Reuters, Durham University and Tina Brown CBE, award-winning journalist and widow of acclaimed newspaper editor Sir Harry Evans.
A headshot of Rosa Furneaux, the 2024 Sir Harry Evans Global Fellow in Investigative Journalism

Vice-Chancellor visits alumni and supporters in Hong Kong and Sydney

Over the last few weeks, our Vice-Chancellor and Warden, Professor Karen O’Brien, has travelled to Hong Kong and Australia to catch up with two of our thriving alumni communities and one of our strategic research partners.
Vice-Chancellor speaking at podium at Hong Kong event

Lumiere is back to light up Durham

Lumiere is set to transform Durham into a spectacular outdoor gallery of light installations from 16 – 19 November. As a key partner, we are excited to once again light up the city.
Lumiere installation at St Mary's College 2021

New LinkedIn page for Durham alumni

We're launching a brand new page for Durham alumni and supporters on LinkedIn.
A group of students walking in to Durham city centre with the Cathedral behind them

New students celebrate officially joining Durham University

Matriculation ceremonies are held annually to welcome new students to the University.
Students filing into the Cathedral in gowns

School appoints North East businessman and entrepreneur Ian Baggett as a Professor in Practice

The School has appointed Dr Ian Baggett, a prominent North East businessman and entrepreneur, to join the Departments of Finance, and Management and Marketing as a Professor in Practice, from September 2023.
Photograph of Ian Baggett Business School professor in Practive

Durham alumni chess success

The Durham Alumni chess team has completed its 2022-2023 season in the World Chess League.Live, finishing 5th out of over 100 international teams.
Durham Alumni chess team

Celebrating our Professors in Practice

The Professors in Practice initiative has been a staple of Durham’s educational delivery for more than six years. The initiative has become a vital means of ensuring the academic curriculum continues to both meet and reflect of the modern demands of industry and to help students build the right skills, perspectives and attitudes for the future.
Panel of guests in front of banner

Our Maths and Computer Science graduates are ready for the AI challenge

In an increasingly digital and interconnected world, future university graduates must harness the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to thrive in their respective fields.