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Durham’s cosmology research lights up London

Cosmoscope at Lumiere Durham 2017

Research by Durham University scientists into the evolution of galaxies will light up London as part of a major festival.

(16 Jan 2018) » More about Durham’s cosmology research lights up London


Philanthropist, filmmaker and children's champion receive honorary degrees

Jonathan Ruffer, Wendy Shepherd and Chris Terrill

A leading philanthropist, a pioneering filmmaker and a children’s champion were awarded honorary degrees as thousands of students graduated from Durham University.

(5 Jan 2018) » More about Philanthropist, filmmaker and children's champion receive honorary degrees


Work to begin on new colleges and student facilities

Work to develop new college and student facilities at Durham University will begin within weeks.

(2 Jan 2018) » More about Work to begin on new colleges and student facilities


First director appointed to new Zurbarán Centre for Spanish and Latin American Art

An international centre for the study of Spanish and Latin American art has appointed its inaugural director.

(20 Dec 2017) » More about First director appointed to new Zurbarán Centre for Spanish and Latin American Art


Durham joins student visa pilot

Congregation, Durham Cathedral

Durham University has been chosen to take part in a pilot which is looking at streamlining the process for international Masters students wanting to study in the UK.

(18 Dec 2017) » More about Durham joins student visa pilot


Why the best teachers should be in reception classes

Primary schools should consider putting their best teachers into Reception classes according to researchers at Durham University, who found that children who were taught well in their first year went on to achieve better GCSE results in English and Maths. 

(15 Dec 2017) » More about Why the best teachers should be in reception classes


Work begins on innovative education hub

Construction has begun of a new hub for educational innovation at Durham University.

(15 Dec 2017) » More about Work begins on innovative education hub


New image brings people face to face with Seventeenth Century Scottish soldier

The face of one of the Seventeenth Century Scottish soldiers who was imprisoned and died in Durham following the Battle of Dunbar in 1650 has been revealed through a remarkable new digital reconstruction.

(14 Dec 2017) » More about New image brings people face to face with Seventeenth Century Scottish soldier


Contributing to a positive community environment

Students and young people on a Team Durham holiday camp

Sir Thomas Allen, our Chancellor, and Professor Stuart Corbridge, our Vice-Chancellor, explore the breadth and depth of the positive contribution of Durham University. 

(8 Dec 2017) » More about Contributing to a positive community environment


International Study Centre celebrates successful first term

DURHAM University International Study Centre (ISC) is celebrating a highly successful first term.

(4 Dec 2017) » More about International Study Centre celebrates successful first term


Outstanding student support honoured

Durham University has been recognised for its commitment to student support.

(1 Dec 2017) » More about Outstanding student support honoured


Research that helps parents and babies sleep better gets Royal approval

Research that has helped to shape the way babies sleep and how parents care for them at night-time has been given the Royal seal of approval.

(1 Dec 2017) » More about Research that helps parents and babies sleep better gets Royal approval


Atom bank and will.i.am visit Durham University

Ogden Centre

Atom bank along with musician, tech entrepreneur and philanthropist will.i.am have visited Durham to find out more about how the University is engaging young people in science and technology.

(28 Nov 2017) » More about Atom bank and will.i.am visit Durham University


Durham 73rd in world rankings for Physical Sciences

The EAGLE Project Explained

Durham University has been ranked 73rd in the world for Physical Sciences in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Subject Rankings 2017-18. 

(27 Nov 2017) » More about Durham 73rd in world rankings for Physical Sciences


Schools could play a vital role to help prevent mental health problems in young people

More needs to be done to provide guidance and support in schools to prevent mental health problems in young people according to a new report.

(23 Nov 2017) » More about schools could play a vital role to help prevent mental health problems in young people


University attractions are big hit at Lumiere 2017

Lumiere has been declared as a resounding success with Durham University’s attractions and expertise playing a major part in the UK’s biggest light festival.

(23 Nov 2017) » More about University attractions are big hit at Lumiere 2017


Mars might be drier than previously thought

Dark features previously proposed as evidence for significant liquid water flowing on Mars have now been identified as granular flows, where sand and dust move rather than liquid water, according to a new study.

(21 Nov 2017) » More about Mars might be drier than previously thought


Illuminating the Universe

Durham University is one of the world’s leading centres for research into the origins and evolution of the Universe.

(14 Nov 2017) » More about Illuminating the Universe


Student invites Lumiere visitors to Know Thyself

A throbbing red heart that will illuminate one of Durham’s most famous landmarks has been inspired by the historical research of postgraduate student Finola Finn.

(14 Nov 2017) » More about Student invites Lumiere visitors to Know Thyself


Counting down to Lumiere 2017

The clock is ticking down to the UK’s biggest light festival which returns to Durham for the fifth time from Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 November.

(9 Nov 2017) » More about Counting down to Lumiere 2017


Multi-million pound boost to help improve energy technology

A newly announced research centre will see Durham University join forces with two of North East England's other universities to help improve energy technology at an atomic level. 

(8 Nov 2017) » More about Multi-million pound boost to help improve energy technology


Leading research-focused universities worth £87 billion to UK economy

The UK’s leading research-focused universities, including Durham, are worth nearly £87 billion a year to the national economy, a major new study has revealed.

(2 Nov 2017) » More about Leading research-focused universities worth £87 billion to UK economy


Starting school at a younger age could benefit children in South Africa

Children in South Africa could benefit from starting school a year earlier, according to new research by Durham University in the UK and the University of Pretoria in South Africa.

(24 Oct 2017) » More about Starting school at a younger age could benefit children in South Africa


Durham's part in Science and Innovation Audit

The Northern Powerhouse Chemicals and Process Consortium, led by Tees Valley Combined Authority, has been selected by the Government to lead a Science and Innovation Audit (SIA).

(23 Oct 2017) » More about Durham's part in Science and Innovation Audit


Durham Law School tackles unacceptable working practices

According to the UN’s International Labour Organization (ILO), only one quarter of workers worldwide has a stable employment relationship.

(19 Oct 2017) » More about Durham Law School tackles unacceptable working practices


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