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Greenland ice losses rising faster than expected

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Greenland is losing ice seven times faster than in the 1990s, shows a new study by an international research team including Durham University.

(10 Dec 2019) » More about Greenland ice losses rising faster than expected


Durham researchers named among world’s best

At Durham we’ve long had a global reputation for the high standard and impact of our research.

(6 Dec 2019) » More about Durham researchers named among world’s best


Universities ‘should have legal duty’ to fight sexual violence

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Universities in the UK should have new legal duties to prevent and respond effectively to sexual violence and harassment on campus, according to a survey of selected higher education staff whose views were analysed in a new study.

(5 Dec 2019) » More about universities ‘should have legal duty’ to fight sexual violence


Queen’s translator to offer teaching to students

Dr Kevin Lin OBE will bring his expertise as the UK’s top Chinese-English interpreter to his role of Professor of Practice here at Durham.

(29 Nov 2019) » More about Queen’s translator to offer teaching to students


Air pollution and the ethics of recommending facemasks

Record levels of air pollution have been measured in some parts of the world posing a danger to human health.

(27 Nov 2019) » More about Air pollution and the ethics of recommending facemasks


Just imagine if...your idea could change the world

Just imagine if we could prevent infectious diseases and even eradicate them…

(27 Nov 2019) » More about Just imagine if...your idea could change the world


Supporting our technicians

Our technical staff play an important part in our ongoing success, so we’re proud to be supporting our technical community through the Technician Commitment.

(22 Nov 2019) » More about Supporting our technicians


Durham ranked in world top 100 for Physical Sciences

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We’ve once again been ranked in the world top 100 for our strengths in Physical Sciences in an international league table.

(19 Nov 2019) » More about Durham ranked in world top 100 for Physical Sciences


Five thousand eyes on the sky

A cutting-edge new telescope instrument designed and built by an international team including Durham University has taken its first observations of the night sky.

(18 Nov 2019) » More about Five thousand eyes on the sky


India’s National Academy of Sciences honours Durham researcher

One of our leading researchers is to be honoured by India’s oldest science academy.

(18 Nov 2019) » More about India’s National Academy of Sciences honours Durham researcher


Strengthening strategic partnerships in the US

As a research-intensive University, we aim to deliver world-leading research that has a positive impact on global challenges. To do this, we need to develop and sustain strategic partnerships with institutions who share our common goals.

(18 Nov 2019) » More about Strengthening strategic partnerships in the US


Lumiere light festival welcomes millionth visitor

Lumiere, the UK’s largest light festival, returned to Durham in November, and we were a major partner.

(14 Nov 2019) » More about Lumiere light festival welcomes millionth visitor


National Energy Champion award for geothermal researcher

Research into the potential of using geothermal energy as a low-carbon heat source has won a national award for one of our leading researchers.

(13 Nov 2019) » More about National Energy Champion award for geothermal researcher


Lady Hale launches Durham Global Lecture series

We have a strong tradition of hosting eminent and inspiring speakers at Durham University. In recent years alone these have included Rt Revd Justin Welby, Professor Noam Chomsky and former poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy.

We are building on this to reach an increasingly international audience through the development of lecture series across key global cities, starting in London during 2019/20, and moving to other global cities in the near future.

(12 Nov 2019) » More about Lady Hale launches Durham Global Lecture series


Triple success in international subject league tables

Durham is once again celebrating after three of its subjects were ranked in the world top 100 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2020.

(6 Nov 2019) » More about Triple success in international subject league tables


Spotlight on social sciences

What do forgotten corners of the world have in common with an urban bird colony? Social sciences research is invaluable to society but its influence isn’t always obvious.

(5 Nov 2019) » More about Spotlight on social sciences


Black History Month 2019 – Highlights

We are celebrating Black History Month 2019 with a series of talks and exhibitions.

(25 Oct 2019) » More about Black History Month 2019 – Highlights


Durham Commission calls for ‘creativity boost’ for schools

Teaching for creativity in schools must be prioritised to equip young people with the skills they need in later life, according to a new report.

(15 Oct 2019) » More about Durham Commission calls for ‘creativity boost’ for schools


Is social media a plague we can’t escape?

Dr Mariann Hardey, Associate Professor at Durham University Business School, is a social scientist and digital humanities scholar.
Her research interests have long been concerned with mediated relationships and digital communications while bringing a richer comprehension of opportunities around working in technology into the process of leadership with a focus on supporting gender equality in tech in particular.

(14 Oct 2019) » More about Is social media a plague we can’t escape?


Netflix pioneer makes $3.5M donation to Durham University

We are delighted to announce that a transformative donation of $3.5M has been received from Durham University alumnus Dr Neil Hunt, former Chief Product Officer of Netflix. Dr Hunt’s gift will be used to establish the ‘Hunt Programme’ which will provide targeted scholarship, bursary, and internship support across the Department of Computer Science and Collingwood College.

(14 Oct 2019) » More about Netflix pioneer makes $3.5M donation to Durham University


Stemettes inspire the next generation of women in tech

Anne-Marie Imafidon is Head Stemette and cofounder of Stemettes – an award-winning social enterprise inspiring the next generation of females into Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

(14 Oct 2019) » More about Stemettes inspire the next generation of women in tech


TechUP kick starting careers

Did you know only 17% of the tech workforce is female? Or that out of the top 16 tech companies in the FTSE 100, there’s only one ethnic minority woman on the board?

(14 Oct 2019) » More about TechUP kick starting careers


Is Planet 9 really a black hole?

Is there a black hole in our solar system?

(10 Oct 2019) » More about Is Planet 9 really a black hole?


Leading social scientists awarded Fellowships of the Academy of Social Sciences

Following an extensive peer review process, five of our academic colleagues have been awarded Fellowships by the Academy of Social Sciences, the UK’s national academy of academics, learned societies and practitioners in the social sciences. They are recognised for the excellence and impact of their work through the use of social science for public benefit. 

(9 Oct 2019) » More about Leading social scientists awarded Fellowships of the Academy of Social Sciences


Observing the Cosmic Web

Astronomers get detailed view of Cosmic Web

The Cosmic Web is believed to contain huge threads of gas that connect multiple galaxies across the universe.

(4 Oct 2019) » More about Observing the Cosmic Web


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