Arctic Research at Durham
Durham University presents an ideal environment for interdisciplinary research and training on Arctic topics. Regularly ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and among the top 10 in the United Kingdom, Durham University has a particular expertise in Arctic studies. As the charter English member of the University of the Arctic (UArctic), Durham has made a concerted investment to boost its Arctic profile, developing interdisciplinary and inter-university Arctic research and training initiatives. In 2017, academic staff were managing over £1.8 million in live grants focused on Arctic research and training, with funding from the UK Natural Environment Research Council, the Leverhulme Trust, the British Geological Survey, the US Geological Survey, the Norwegian Research Council, and the European Commission. Over 40 staff across the university's three faculties have expertise in Arctic research and at any given time over 20 PhD students are pursuing Arctic topics. Some of this research is detailed on the pages of Durham's UArctic initiative, including a page detailing a number of recently completed and currently active Arctic research projects.
DurhamARCTIC is managed by a 14-person Management Board drawing on seven departments in all three Durham University faculties. DurhamARCTIC students may be supervised by any member of staff qualified to supervise doctoral students, regardless of their membership on the management board.