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Prestigious award for leading cosmologist

Our world-leading research into space science – already ranked fifth in the world – has received another accolade.

(29 Oct 2020) » More about Prestigious award for leading cosmologist


Arts and Humanities ranked in world top 20

We’re celebrating after Arts and Humanities at Durham was named in the World Top 20 of a prestigious league table.

(28 Oct 2020) » More about Arts and Humanities ranked in world top 20


Bio-detection dogs meet Matt Hancock and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall

Dogs trained to sniff out Covid-19 received a VIP visit for a training demonstration at Paddington Station in Central London.

(28 Oct 2020) » More about Bio-detection dogs meet Matt Hancock and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall


Who cares? Food banks and the poverty of morality

Professor Benedetta Cappellini considers the normalisation of food banks during the global pandemic.

(27 Oct 2020) » More about Who cares? Food banks and the poverty of morality


Future leaders in space research recognised

Two of our physicists who are exploring the mysteries of the universe have received a coveted future leader fellowship.

(23 Oct 2020) » More about Future leaders in space research recognised


Participation in Lateral Flow Test (LFT) pilot

We are to take part in a pilot of a new Covid-19 testing technology. Read on for more details. 

(23 Oct 2020) » More about Participation in Lateral Flow Test (LFT) pilot


Tackling floods and water waste

Flood warning sign on flooded road

We need to look to nature for help so new homes are resilient to climate change according to a new report to MPs and policymakers.

(20 Oct 2020) » More about Tackling floods and water waste


Psychotic, Incompetent, Greedy or Heroic?

Which boss are you?

An exploration into how popular fiction has shaped modern business management styles has been published this week, by Dr Martyn Griffin of the Business School.

(19 Oct 2020) » More about Psychotic, Incompetent, Greedy or Heroic?


How Covid-19 is affecting the global clothing industry

Smiling female worker in a clothing factory

The Covid-19 pandemic is intensifying challenges to worker protection in the garment sector and the effects on workers have become a global concern.

(16 Oct 2020) » More about how Covid-19 is affecting the global clothing industry


Researching potential e-cigarette risk in pregnancy

Our psychologists say e-cigarettes might not be a safer alternative to smoking during pregnancy and have called for more awareness of the risks.

(16 Oct 2020) » More about Researching potential e-cigarette risk in pregnancy


How French words became part of the English language

We may not realise it, but many of us speak more French than we think.

(15 Oct 2020) » More about How French words became part of the English language


Insects provide strategy for sustainable food production

Did you know that each year 1.3billion tonnes of food are wasted? 

(15 Oct 2020) » More about Insects provide strategy for sustainable food production


Changing attitudes to soil health

Hands holding soil

Future generations need to be educated about the crucial role that healthy soil plays in tackling climate change, according to new research.

(14 Oct 2020) » More about Changing attitudes to soil health


Covid-19 testing needed in schools

Daily Covid-19 testing in schools would keep children in full-time education safe, stop mass spread, and keep the economy afloat, according to Professor Abderrahim Taamouti.

(7 Oct 2020) » More about Covid-19 testing needed in schools


Durham theologian supports launch of Pope Francis’ new teachings

One of our leading theologians has spoken alongside Pope Francis at the global launch of his new Papal Encyclical – one of the Pope’s highest forms of communication.

(7 Oct 2020) » More about Durham theologian supports launch of Pope Francis’ new teachings


Law strengthens its global reputation

Did you know that students who join Durham Law School are joining a world top 50 department where they’ll be taught by some of the world’s leading experts?

(6 Oct 2020) » More about Law strengthens its global reputation


Webinar series showcases world class research

Some of the world’s leading academics are discussing their work in a series of webinars organised by Durham University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

(6 Oct 2020) » More about Webinar series showcases world class research


£4.5m to help us futureproof crops

Our research into how crops could be ‘future-proofed’ against climate change to avoid food shortages has been boosted by a major funding award.

(2 Oct 2020) » More about £4.5m to help us futureproof crops


Geophysics research wins international award

One of our leading academics has been honoured for her outstanding achievements and contributions in geosciences.

(1 Oct 2020) » More about Geophysics research wins international award


Investigating the impact of planet collisions

Did you know that Earth could have lost anywhere between 10 and 60 per cent of its atmosphere in the collision that is thought to have formed the Moon?

(30 Sep 2020) » More about Investigating the impact of planet collisions


Durham University Vice-Chancellor pays tribute to ‘journalistic pioneer’, alumnus Sir Harold Evans

"Our community is devastated to learn of the loss of alumnus Sir Harold Evans - a journalistic pioneer whose exceptional career spanned decades and whose legacy will influence generations to come. 

“Sir Harry is a deep loss to us all and will be remembered fondly here by so many of our staff, students, and alumni alike. Our thoughts and best wishes are with his family.” 

Professor Stuart Corbridge paid the above tribute to the late Sir Harold Evans this morning.

(24 Sep 2020) » More about Durham University Vice-Chancellor pays tribute to ‘journalistic pioneer’, alumnus Sir Harold Evans


Nobel class cosmology researcher honoured

A world-leading Durham cosmologist has been recognised as being “of Nobel class” for his work on the evolution of the universe.

(23 Sep 2020) » More about Nobel class cosmology researcher honoured


We’ve doubled our number of female computer science students

Did you know that just 13 per cent of students studying computing, gaming and related degrees in the UK are female? And women only account for 17 per cent of the tech workforce?

(21 Sep 2020) » More about We’ve doubled our number of female computer science students


Durham ranked sixth in the UK

We’ve been ranked the sixth best university in the UK in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021.

(18 Sep 2020) » More about Durham ranked sixth in the UK


Five things we’re doing to help prevent the spread of Covid-19

Our ground breaking research has never been so critical during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

(18 Sep 2020) » More about Five things we’re doing to help prevent the spread of Covid-19


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