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Harnessing innovation to tackle water challenges

Durham University researchers have worked with global, national and local companies to tackle water-related challenges as part of a major innovation festival.

(16 Jul 2018) » More about Harnessing innovation to tackle water challenges


Durham ranked in Europe’s top 30 for teaching quality

Durham University has achieved the prestigious position of 29th in Europe for teaching excellence, according to an international league table.

(12 Jul 2018) » More about Durham ranked in Europe’s top 30 for teaching quality


Great Britain’s coastal wetlands threatened by rising sea levels

Marshlands in the south east of England could start to disappear from the year 2040 due to rapid sea level rise, according to new research involving Durham University scientists.

(12 Jul 2018) » More about Great Britain’s coastal wetlands threatened by rising sea levels


Durham University receives donation to provide scholarship for County Durham residents

Durham University has received a generous gift to set up a scholarship fund for prospective students living in County Durham. The Brian Cooper Scholarship Fund will provide an annual scholarship to a local student in need of financial assistance.

(10 Jul 2018) » More about Durham University receives donation to provide scholarship for County Durham residents


European dogs wiped out ancient American breeds

The arrival of Europeans to the Americas, beginning in the 15th Century, all but wiped out the dogs that had lived alongside native people on the continent for thousands of years, according to new research published in Science.

(6 Jul 2018) » More about European dogs wiped out ancient American breeds


Major impact with 'Sausage' galaxy changed the Milky Way

An international team of astronomers, including scientists at Durham University, has discovered an ancient and dramatic head-on collision between the Milky Way and a smaller object, dubbed the “Sausage” galaxy.

(4 Jul 2018) » More about major impact with 'Sausage' galaxy changed the Milky Way


Archaeologists reveal castle’s medieval secrets

Medieval mysteries, hidden beneath the grounds of a 900-year-old British castle, have been uncovered during a major archaeological excavation.

(3 Jul 2018) » More about Archaeologists reveal castle’s medieval secrets


Cataclysmic collision shaped Uranus’ evolution

Uranus was hit by a massive object roughly twice the size of Earth that caused the planet to tilt and could explain its freezing temperatures, according to new research.

(3 Jul 2018) » More about Cataclysmic collision shaped Uranus’ evolution


Durham University research tackles global issues

Durham University’s research is tackling global issues thanks to its success in securing over £13m funding across 11 projects since 2016. 

(3 Jul 2018) » More about Durham University research tackles global issues


Honouring the physicists of the future

Durham University has honoured the next generation of scientists at its annual Schools Physicist of the Year awards.

(3 Jul 2018) » More about Honouring the physicists of the future


Demystifying the neutrino

Neutrinos are one of the most important and common subatomic particles in the Universe. They are produced by many natural sources and trillions of them pass through our bodies unnoticed every second.

(2 Jul 2018) » More about Demystifying the neutrino


Naval Commander, High Court Judge, Anthropologist, and Historian awarded honorary degrees

A Naval Commander, a High Court Judge, an Anthropology Professor and a leading historian have received honorary degrees from Durham University.

(2 Jul 2018) » More about Naval Commander, High Court Judge, Anthropologist, and Historian awarded honorary degrees


Why and how we are growing

Professor Stuart Corbridge, the Vice-Chancellor, discusses how and why the University is growing.

(29 Jun 2018) » More about Why and how we are growing


Students honoured for science outreach

Two Durham University students have been honoured for their work to inspire communities to get involved in science.

(28 Jun 2018) » More about Students honoured for science outreach


Public invited to share their views on creativity

Members of the public are invited to share their views on the role creative thinking and creativity play in their lives in a new questionnaire.

(26 Jun 2018) » More about Public invited to share their views on creativity


Men’s testosterone levels largely determined by childhood environment

Men’s testosterone levels are largely determined by their environment during childhood, according to new research. 

(25 Jun 2018) » More about Men’s testosterone levels largely determined by childhood environment


Staff and students honoured for voluntary work

Staff and students have been honoured for their community work at the annual Durham University Volunteer Awards.

(25 Jun 2018) » More about Staff and students honoured for voluntary work


Vice-Chancellor hosts public Question Time

Durham University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stuart Corbridge, has hosted a Question Time-style debate.

(22 Jun 2018) » More about Vice-Chancellor hosts public Question Time


Durham crowned cricket champions

Durham University’s men’s cricket team were yesterday crowned Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) Universities Challenge Final winners – for the first time in eight years – after defeating rivals Loughborough University.

(21 Jun 2018) » More about Durham crowned cricket champions


Upskirting law welcome, but could go further, expert says

Planned new laws to criminalise upskirting are welcome but could go further, a leading academic expert has argued.

(21 Jun 2018) » More about Upskirting law welcome, but could go further, expert says


Changing the law to protect victims of upskirting

Professor Clare McGlynn of Durham Law School tells how her research has helped to shape a law on upskirting and why more comprehensive legislation is needed to protect victims from all image-based sexual abuse.

(19 Jun 2018) » More about Changing the law to protect victims of upskirting


Student honoured with environment award

A Durham University student who has dedicated her free time to arranging a two-day conference on climate change has been recognised with an environment award.

(19 Jun 2018) » More about Student honoured with environment award


Award recognises commitment to responsible drinking

The National Union of Students (NUS) has awarded Durham University and Durham Students’ Union its ‘Alcohol Impact’ accreditation.

(18 Jun 2018) » More about Award recognises commitment to responsible drinking


Durham University students are keen to be 'green' as they move out

Durham University students are helping the environment before they head home for the summer, and supporting local charities in the process.

(18 Jun 2018) » More about Durham University students are keen to be 'green' as they move out


Understanding Antarctic ice sheet changes

The West Antarctic Ice Sheet was able to re-grow after shrinking but the process is not fast enough to combat the impact of today’s climate change, according to research involving Durham University.

(18 Jun 2018) » More about Understanding Antarctic ice sheet changes


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