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Abuse of female athletes goes unchecked on mainstream social media sites, study shows

Social media posts that abuse female athletes can remain unmoderated on the official social media accounts of major sports clubs, new research has shown.
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Decoding Inequality: New Math Project Aims to Unlock Social Puzzle

Dr Mauro Bambi from our Department of Economics is teaming up with Dr Alpár Mészáros from Durham University's Department of Mathematical Sciences to shed light on inequality through the lens of math.
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MBA Top 10 Globally in 2023 Corporate Knights Rankings

Durham University Business School has been recognised as a global leader for its commitment and focus on sustainability teaching and practice, being placed 2nd in the UK, 4th in Europe and amongst the top 10 globally in this year’s Corporate Knights Better World MBA ranking.
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Vice-Chancellor’s visit to emlyon business school reiterates Durham’s commitment to Europe

On 26 October 2023, our Vice-Chancellor and Warden, Professor Karen O’Brien, visited Paris as Durham University continues to strengthen further its engagement with leading European institutions.
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Payday loan stigma affects borrowers’ wellbeing and stops them from getting support

The stigma around payday loans can have significant negative mental, emotional and social effects on borrowers, leading them to conceal the use of such services, preventing them from accessing vital support and resources.
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MBA Mentor of the Year 2023

Each year, alongside their programme, our Durham MBA (Full-time) students are offered the support of a mentor to help them navigate the demands of MBA study and prepare for the transition to the workplace. Each year the students can nominate their mentor for Mentor of the Year.
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“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”: experiencing regular disruptive events activates people's leader identity

People that experience frequent disruptive events are much more likely to become aware of their own leader identity, according to new research.
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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.
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Bank branches closer to their headquarters have greater performance and efficiency

Bank branches geographically closer to the bank’s headquarters have greater levels of output and efficiency, performing better than branches further away, according to new research from our Department of Finance.
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Top 5 UK business school for Masters in Management

The School has ranked in the UK Top 5 for its Masters in Management programme in the 2023 Financial Times rankings.
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Durham Islamic Finance Summer School 2023

Great success as our latest summer school comes to a close.
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Re-accreditation by Association of MBAs upholds triple-crown accreditation

Our MBA programme has been re-accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), confirming our place as a top global business school, committed to excellence in business and management education.
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