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Durham University announces the Richard S. Ellis prize for early career scientists

Professor of Astrophysics and esteemed former Durham colleague, Professor Richard Ellis CBE FRS has donated a generous prize for aspiring astronomers to assist them with their early-career ambitions.
Space

Convocation - back home in Durham!

For the first time in many years, our annual Convocation event was held in Durham on the 23 October. It proved to be a great night, combining our brilliant, multi-disciplinary research with an update on our University Strategy and an opportunity to catch up with old friends – and make new ones!
The panel of academics from Convocation 2023

Durham represented in 2023 Earthshot Prize

Alumnus Sam Cooper (pictured second from right) represents Durham as a finalist in HRH Prince William’s prestigious Earthshot Prize this year.

Celebrating Durham’s Global Connections: inviting nominations for Durham Global Awards 2024

Following the success of our inaugural Durham Global Week, we are calling our vibrant community to nominate candidates for next year’s Durham Global Awards, celebrating diversity and cross-cultural impact.
The trophies for the Durham Global Awards

Durham hosts new £10m supercomputer to investigate the Universe

We’re home to a new £10m supercomputer that will help scientists around the world investigate the mysteries of the Universe.
Chi Onwurah MP pushes the button on the launch of the COSMA 8 supercomputer

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

North East universities working together to support ambitious businesses and academic entrepreneurs to start-up, innovate and grow

The Innovating Together - Universities in the North East (In-TUNE) partnership has been launched by Durham, Newcastle, Northumbria and Sunderland Universities, alongside technology innovation catalyst CPI, to deliver two business support programmes which aim to strengthen the North East economy.
Magnitude Biosciences Team

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