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Record breaking success for Palatinate in National Student Awards

Palatinate has enjoyed great success in two sets of national awards over the Easter holiday period. The team secured a record-breaking 24 nominations for the Student Publication Awards 2022 and went on to win in seven categories, including: Best Website, Best Sports Section and Best Reporter.
students with awards

International research collaboration to tackle climate change

We’re supporting the Climate Action #MadeAtUni campaign and are proud to announce that we have six new research collaborations with the University of Notre Dame, USA, to help tackle pressing global issues such as climate change and how we can improve the use of solar energy.
A picture of the river and Durham Cathedral

Working together to achieve environmental sustainability

Our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Karen O'Brien, explores how we are contributing to achieving environmental sustainability, locally and globally.
Professor Karen O'Brien, Vice-Chancellor and Warden of Durham University, stood smiling with arms folded, in front of bookshelves

Give India’s bidi cigarette rollers a voice, researchers say

India’s bidi cigarette workers need to be at the heart of discussions about finding alternatives to working in the tobacco industry.
A bidi cigarette roller at work

Durham recognised as global leader in sustainability

We’re excited to have been recognised as contributing more to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), demonstrating our commitment to a sustainable future.
Three females in conversation outside the University

Durham expert leads advisory group on new guidance for doctors

New duties for doctors to tackle toxic cultures are among proposals put forward for public consultation by the General Medical Council (GMC).
A stethoscope

Developing new gene variants to breed climate resilient chickpeas

Scientists from our top-rated Biosciences Department working with colleagues from Harran University in Turkey and University of California Davis in the USA, have discovered that flowering time in chickpeas and its wild relatives are influenced by one to three major genes.

First Steinway pianos arrive in style

Wednesday 20 April 2022 was a landmark day in our journey to become an All-Steinway School. This is an accreditation that demonstrates our commitment to excellence and to providing the very best equipment possible for the study and practice of music - and a day that began with a sense of nervous anticipation.
A piano being craned into a building

University welcomes stronger connections with India

Strengthening educational ties between the UK and India is one of the areas of focus of the UK Prime Minister’s visit to India this week.
Indian flag blowing in the wind

Lights, Camera, Action! for Durham, Film Festival

Film makers from around the world are being invited to submit entries for this year’s Durham Film Festival, set to re-launch post-pandemic this summer. The student run festival will take place over two days Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 June in the ODEON Luxe cinema, in Durham city centre.
Durham Film Festival logo

Ancestors created intricate artwork on stones by firelight

A research team, involving a PhD student from our Department of Archaeology, has analysed engravings on stones and discovered they were created by firelight by our ancestors around 15,000 years ago.
On the left a fire with stones around it. On the right a hand holding a stone with an animal carving.

New type of stellar explosion called micronovae discovered

Our astronomers have led on the discovery of a new kind of stellar explosion that could be commonplace in the universe.
Three international students sat talking

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