Durham is a world top 100 university with a global reputation for excellence in research and education. The QS World University Rankings 2016-17 placed us 74th – and we rose from 3rd to 2nd among UK universities for research citations by faculty member. Additionally, we ranked 39th globally for the employability of our students by blue-chip companies worldwide.
In the UK we are a respected member of the Russell Group of leading research-intensive universities. The 2017 Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide placed us 4th 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