Making water more sustainable
Water is a precious and vital resource that is under threat from climate change and growing demands.
(21 Mar 2019) » More about Making water more sustainable
Tackling risks from outer space
Space is a risky place. Our planet faces a number of potential threats from asteroids and comets to the impact of space weather on vital technologies.
(19 Mar 2019) » More about Tackling risks from outer space
Plan to grow North’s chemicals sector
Did you know that the North of England’s research strengths in chemical and process industries could help to contribute more than £20billion to the UK economy over the next 20 years?
(18 Mar 2019) » More about Plan to grow North’s chemicals sector
Training the next generation of global problem solvers
Tropical diseases, water and food security, and flooding are some of the issues being tackled by our new training centre dedicated to global challenges.
How to keep sleeping babies safe
How best to keep babies safe when they’re asleep has been a focus of research by our specialists for more than 20 years.
(11 Mar 2019) » More about How to keep sleeping babies safe
#BalanceforBetter: A royal celebration of Women, Peace and Security
Two of our leading researchers celebrated International Women’s Day at an event in Buckingham Palace to mark 20 years of Women, Peace and Security.
Research and innovation showcased at ministerial visit
Did you know that our research is helping people in developing countries to access clean water? Or that our world-renowned expertise supports local businesses to grow and develop?
Durham professor appointed to UK’s Infected Blood Inquiry
A Durham University professor is giving her expertise to an Inquiry looking at how men, women and children in the UK received infected blood products.
Record number of subjects in world top 100
Durham University has recorded its highest ever number of subjects in the top 100 of a major international league table.
Eighteen of our subjects are now ranked among the very best globally in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019, up from 16 in the top 100 last year.
Ten subjects feature in the world top 50, up from nine last year.
(27 Feb 2019) » More about Record number of subjects in world top 100
Gambling apps encourage futile betting
Low-value bets and video game-style play may make smartphone gambling apps seem like harmless fun. But could they be encouraging people to play even when it is no longer possible to win?
(22 Feb 2019) » More about Gambling apps encourage futile betting
Energy expert to take up key European role
We’re delighted that Dr Douglas Halliday, Associate Professor in our Physics Department and co-Director of the Durham Energy Institute, has been appointed to chair the European Universities Association’s Energy and Environment Platform (EUA-EPUE).
(21 Feb 2019) » More about Energy expert to take up key European role
World top six ranking for space science
Durham University’s astrophysicists have been ranked joint sixth in the world for the quality and influence of their research in space science.
(19 Feb 2019) » More about World top six ranking for space science
Opportunity for 100 women to retrain in tech
One hundred women across the north and midlands will have the chance to retrain in the digital sector thanks to a new online programme.
(18 Feb 2019) » More about Opportunity for 100 women to retrain in tech
Medieval thinking meets modern research
Imagine being able to step back in time and see how a great mind of the past understood our world, or experience how food and drink tasted hundreds of years ago.
Well, research led by Durham University is allowing people to do just that.
(15 Feb 2019) » More about Medieval thinking meets modern research
New Vice-Provost (Research) appointed
We are pleased to announce that Professor Colin Bain has been appointed as Vice-Provost (Research).
(14 Feb 2019) » More about the appointment of our new Vice-Provost (Research)
Should fish and chips portions be smaller?
Next time you go for your fish and chips, you might be able to choose your portion size.
(7 Feb 2019) » More about should fish and chips portions be smaller?
£1.3m to connect research with society
Durham will receive £1.3m over the next four years to continue our world-leading social science research.
New PhD opportunities thanks to funding boost
Smart surfaces, recyclable plastics and new medicines are some of the subjects students will be able to study and research, thanks to a £5.3 million funding boost.
(5 Feb 2019) » More about New PhD opportunities thanks to funding boost
New PhD opportunities in science and engineering
Smart surfaces, offshore wind energy and unmanned electric transportation are some of the subjects students will be able to study and research, thanks to new funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
(4 Feb 2019) » More about New PhD opportunities in science and engineering
National praise for academic and business partnership
Durham University has featured in a national report highlighting innovation between universities and industry.
The value of a dyslexia diagnosis
One English council is changing its guidance for children with reading difficulties after research by Durham University questioned the value of a dyslexia diagnosis.
(29 Jan 2019) » More about The value of a dyslexia diagnosis
Black holes shed light on expanding Universe
Scientists are using supermassive black holes to measure the expansion of the early Universe.
(28 Jan 2019) » More about Black holes shed light on expanding Universe
It’s time to talk about heat
If we told you there was a low-carbon way to meet the world’s energy demand, address climate change and rebalance energy politics, would you believe us? Well it’s true.
It is time we start focusing on heat.
(23 Jan 2019) » More about It’s time to talk about heat
Tackling global natural disasters
The threat from natural disasters is growing due to climate change, increased population and overuse of resources.
(22 Jan 2019) » More about Tackling global natural disasters
The future of oil spill clean ups
Oil spills happen frequently ranging from large ones like the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster to smaller ones on industrial sites. All have a damaging impact on the environment and wildlife.
(22 Jan 2019) » More about The future of oil spill clean ups