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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


Exploring why some primates have bigger brains

The accepted view of why some primates, including apes and humans, have evolved to have large brains is contested in new research from the Department of Anthropology. The study also questions whether brain size is a useful indicator of cognitive ability. 

(18 Oct 2017) » More about Exploring why some primates have bigger brains


How telescope technology is helping treat heart disease

Research using space telescope technology that has ultimately led to better treatments for heart patients has won international recognition.

(17 Oct 2017) » More about how telescope technology is helping treat heart disease


Consultation begins on Mount Oswald project

An artist's impression of the view towards The Hub

Durham University has begun consultation on its proposed development for the Mount Oswald site, Durham City. 

(12 Oct 2017) » More about Consultation begins on Mount Oswald project


New research shows underwater rivers are more powerful and long-lasting than first thought

A team of scientists, including experts from Durham University, has discovered that sediment avalanches occurring deep under the ocean are far more frequent and long-lasting than previously thought.

The team, led by Dr Matthieu Cartigny, Professor Peter Talling, Dan Parsons, and Mike Clare, and their respective groups at Durham University, the University of Hull and the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), have been examining the first direct measurements of deep-water sediment avalanches, called turbidity currents. 

(5 Oct 2017) » More about New research shows underwater rivers are more powerful and long-lasting than first thought


Durham’s research and teaching amongst best in the world

Developing early warning systems for vulnerable communities: Research at Durham University

Durham University’s research and teaching has been recognised as amongst the best in the world in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by Subject.

(4 Oct 2017) » More about Durham’s research and teaching amongst best in the world


Study lays groundwork for management of human-induced earthquakes

Earthquakes brought on by human activities, such as mining, building dams and fracking, are becoming more frequent and require evidence-based management, new research suggests. 

(3 Oct 2017) » More about Study lays groundwork for management of human-induced earthquakes


Consultation on £85 million Mount Oswald project

Durham University is holding a public consultation on proposals to develop the Mount Oswald site, Durham City. 

(28 Sep 2017) » More about Consultation on £85 million Mount Oswald project


New first-class home for Ustinov College

Sheraton House, Sheraton Park

An early pillar of Durham’s ambitious University Strategy, 2017-2027 has been delivered successfully, with the opening of Sheraton Park as a new home for Ustinov College.

(26 Sep 2017) » More about New first-class home for Ustinov College


Durham Ranked 5th in the UK

Durham University has been ranked 5th in the UK according to The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. In addition, the guide has ranked Durham’s Music department as top for the second consecutive year and the English department as joint top.

(22 Sep 2017) » More about Durham Ranked 5th in the UK


Can a smartphone app for parents help toddlers’ development?

A new trial will find out if a smartphone app that sends activities and tips to parents can help improve toddlers’ language and communication skills.

The trial, which will be carried out by researchers in the School of Education at Durham University, will involve parents and guardians of 1,500 children.

(20 Sep 2017) » More about Can a smartphone app for parents help toddlers’ development?


Lumiere Durham 2017 conference announced

Durham University Vice-Chancellor Professor Stuart Corbridge will be among the speakers at a conference to coincide with Lumiere 2017.

(20 Sep 2017) » More about Lumiere Durham 2017 conference announced


Durham in World Top 30 for Arts and Humanities

Monks in Motion

Durham University has been recognised as a global leader in Arts and Humanities in a prestigious international league table.

(13 Sep 2017) » More about Durham in World Top 30 for Arts and Humanities


Work to begin on education hub

Work to create a hub for educational innovation at Durham University will begin later this year. 

The University anticipates work beginning on site for a new Centre for Teaching and Learning at Lower Mountjoy, Durham City, in December 2017 and the facility being completed and ready for use for the academic year 2019/20.

(13 Sep 2017) » More about Work to begin on education hub


Durham Ranked in World Top 50 for Employer Reputation

Durham University has been ranked amongst the world’s leading universities for employer reputation in the 2018 QS Graduate Employability Rankings.

(12 Sep 2017) » More about Durham Ranked in World Top 50 for Employer Reputation


International Study Centre welcomes first students

Durham University International Study Centre (ISC) has welcomed its first students, ahead of teaching starting later this month.

(8 Sep 2017) » More about International Study Centre welcomes first students


Durham's student support, community and research work shortlisted for awards

Durham University has been recognised for its commitment to student support, community engagement and research excellence with three projects shortlisted for prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) Awards.

(7 Sep 2017) » More about Durham's student support, community and research work shortlisted for awards


Motorised molecules drill into cancer cells

Motorised molecules driven by light have been used to drill holes in the membranes of individual cells, including cancerous ones. The technique shows promise for either bringing therapeutic agents into the cells or directly inducing the cells to die.

(31 Aug 2017) » More about Motorised molecules drill into cancer cells


Reformation Rebels: The surprising histories of Benedictine monks in exile

Monks in Motion

Sixteenth and seventeenth century Benedictine monks refused abstinence, died in duels, went off to war and spread illegal Catholic doctrine, a new study has revealed.

(31 Aug 2017) » More about Reformation Rebels: The surprising histories of Benedictine monks in exile


Ending the silence on older victims of rape

Many people over 60 in the UK are victims of sexual violence, according to Durham University research.

(24 Aug 2017) » More about ending the silence on older victiims of rape


People who hear voices can detect hidden speech in unusual sounds

Voice hearing and unusual sounds

People who hear voices that other people can’t hear may use unusual skills when their brains process new sounds, according to new research. 

(21 Aug 2017) » More about People who hear voices can detect hidden speech in unusual sounds


Durham top for graduate employment and further study

Durham University has the highest rate employment and further study for undergraduates completing their first degree, according to a survey by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). 

(17 Aug 2017) » More about Durham top for graduate employment and further study


Understanding human needs is key to wildlife ecology research

Primate and Predator

The Primate and Predator Project based in the Soutpansberg mountain range of South Africa, aims to better understand the ecology of local species and the threat that human activity poses to their conservation. Project Director Professor Russell Hill, Department of Anthropology, discusses the challenges of managing a research project abroad and successfully engaging with local communities. 

(16 Aug 2017) » More about Understanding human needs is key to wildlife ecology research


University's major part in Durham Book Festival

DURHAM University is playing a major part in this year’s Durham Book Festival, the exciting programme for which has just been announced.

(10 Aug 2017) » More about University's major part in Durham Book Festival


Durham becomes first UK team to excavate in Forbidden City

Archaeologists from Durham University in the UK have become the first UK team to excavate inside the walls of the Forbidden City in Beijing, China.

(24 Jul 2017) » More about Durham becomes first UK team to excavate in Forbidden City


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