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Department of Geography

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What makes Geography at Durham great?

What makes Geography at Durham great?

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The Department of Geography has been ranked in the top 10 for five consecutive years in the QS World University Rankings by Subject (2017). It has research on every continent and major ocean on the planet, led by an exceptionally talented group of staff in highly advanced facilities. Head of Geography, Professor Mike Crang, talks about what makes the department great.

"I am delighted to hear that we have been ranked in the top 10 for five consecutive years in the QS World University Rankings by Subject (2017), and even more pleased that on the measures for our academic influence, how many people read and use our work, which is the gold standard for academic quality, there we are ranked first.

It is a recognition of the world leading scholarship at Durham Geography that confirms what the last UK-wide government research assessment found - that Durham geography produced the greatest amount of world leading publications of any geography unit in the UK. It reflects the talented staff and students drawn here from around the globe, that makes it such an intellectually exciting place to work".

Professor Mike Crang.

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