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Durham University

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Durham in the UK top 10 and world top 100

(24 September 2019)

We enable our people to do outstanding things at Durham and in the world. This is reflected in our consistent success in University rankings, which put us among a selected group of UK universities who are ranked both in the national top 10 as well as in the world top 100.

Further bolstering our reputation, we have once again been ranked seventh in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020, maintaining our position from last year and achieving over ten consecutive years in the top ten of this influential guide.

Highlighting our world-class student outcomes and cutting-edge teaching and research, the Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 ranks English as top in the UK. We now have 24 subjects ranked in the top ten.

Pushing boundaries

 The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide uses a range of measures to establish overall rankings including student experience, research quality, graduate prospects and student outcomes.

Our consistently high ranking showcases how we inspire our exceptional staff and students to push boundaries and look for new ways to answer the big questions.

These results follow Durham’s recent success in the Guardian University Guide, where our fifth place puts us in the UK top five – for the third consecutive year.


Investing in the future

We believe in inspiring others and always strive to build on our success. Our new Teaching and Learning Centre and the new building for Computing and Mathematics both offer state-of-the-art facilities, taking advantage of the latest digital technologies.

Meanwhile, to create a truly inspiring student experience for everyone, our new Sport and Wellbeing Park allows our athletes to compete at the highest levels of British University Sport and encourage students, staff and our local community to participate in sport.

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