Durham is a world top 100 university with a global reputation for excellence in research and education. The QS World University Rankings 2019 placed us 74th – and we were ranked in the top three in the UK and 57th globally for citations. In employer reputation Durham University was ranked 33rd globally - up one place - and in the top 10 nationally for the quality of its graduates, which is based upon more than 42,000 responses from the world’s leading businesses.
In the UK we are a respected member of the Russell Group of leading research-intensive universities. The 2018 Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide placed us 5th in the UK overall and demand for places to study at Durham is strong and growing.
Proud to be different
Our strategic goals
We have three Strategic Goals, as defined in our University Strategy 2017-2027, which we weigh equally:
- To deliver world-leading and world-changing research across all core academic departments and institutes
- To deliver education that is challenging, enabling, research-led and transformative
- To deliver, through our Colleges, Durham Students’ Union and Experience Durham, a wider student experience as good as any in the world