Department of Geography
Founded in 1928, the Department of Geography at Durham is one of the leading centres of geographical research and education in the world. We were ranked 5th in the world by the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2013/14. We are recurrently ranked in the top handful of programmes in the UK by various league tables; in 2016, we were ranked 2nd in the Complete University Guide, 3rd in the Times Good University Guide and 4th in the Guardian University Guide. The recent Research Excellence Framework found we produced the most world leading research publications and were top for overall research power in the discipline nationally.
Our ambition is to provide an outstanding education experience for each and every one of our undergraduate and postgraduate students, and for the Department to be a key research node in global networks, known for its agenda-setting research across the range of our specialisms. With 64 academics, 44 researchers, 48 professional support, administrative and technical staff, 630 undergraduates and 130 postgraduates, we teach and research across the discipline. Our specialisms span from Antarctica, Greenland and the Arctic to Bangladesh, China and the emergent economies, whilst continuing to attend to the closer to home, the North east region in which we are located.
We are fortunate to enjoy a superb research and teaching environment in a wonderful City, with top class laboratory and IT facilities in a supportive and collegial atmosphere. At our core, our strength is drawn from all the people - staff and students - who together create and sustain the vibrant scholarly community that makes Durham Geography.Professor Mike Crang, Head of Department
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There are no vacancies available at present.
Events This Week
Thursday 26 November 2015
- Physical Geography Seminars: Drivers of ice sheet retreat during the last deglaciation and implication for abrupt climate changes 2:00pm to 3:30pm, W007, Main Geography Building, Dr Lauren Gregoire, University of Leeds, Contact email@example.com
- Gordon Manley Memorial Lecture 5:15pm, W103, Applebey Lecture Theatre, Main Geography Building, Professor Jürg Luterbacher, University of Geissen, Germany, Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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