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Countdown to COP26 – Leading the debate on climate change and public health

How can the world tackle the climate crisis and achieve a sustainable recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic in order to protect and promote public health? This autumn Durham University is leading a range of events exploring this issue.
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Warm welcome to new and returning students

We have recently welcomed thousands of students, both new and returning, to the City ahead of our new academic year and our Welcome and Orientation Week is currently underway. This is our first in-person introductory week since 2019 and with the majority of students choosing in-person teaching over online learning, we have been working long and hard to plan for a Covid-safe academic year ahead.
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Student enterprise tackling climate change

Our enterprising students and graduates are leading the way in reducing carbon emissions and combating climate change.
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Large pay gaps in tourism industry impacts performance

New research at the Business School shows that too large of a pay gap between executives and employees of a company negatively affects employee morale and harms the firm’s performance. However, the study also found that higher executive pay relative to employee pay could encourage executives to work hard to improve corporate performance as well.
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Public health research receives funding boost

A pioneering public health research centre that includes experts from Durham University has once again been included in a prestigious national collaboration.

New model helps COVID-19 planning

Experts in our Physics and Mathematical Sciences Departments have developed a new model for simulating epidemics – and it’s already being used to inform the UK’s response to COVID-19.
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Climate change and risks to health – what needs to be done?

Heat waves, wildfires and flooding have become more common and intense in recent years, posing substantial risks to society and people’s health.
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Ups and downs in mood may affect performance in ultramarathons

Many long-distance runners will know how it feels for that little voice in your head to make you feel good one minute and terrible the next.
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Durham ranked 6th in UK university guide

We’ve been ranked 6th in the UK in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.
Durham ranked 6th in UK university guide

Durham University in UK top 5 of influential league table

We’ve been ranked 5th in The Guardian University Guide 2022
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Prestigious awards for future leaders

Durham is a hub for research excellence and our academics prove that year in and year out through their ground-breaking research. We are delighted that two of our academics, Dr Clare Mahon and Dr Sownak Bose, have been awarded Future Leaders Fellowships for their projects.
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