Record number of Durham University teams in British Universities & Colleges Sport Finals
Durham University is set to have a record breaking 18 teams compete in this year’s prestigious British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) Team Sport Finals, which take place in Nottingham next Wednesday, 21 March.
Durham University invites residents to help shape future growth
Durham University is inviting residents, businesses and organisations to help shape its future growth.
Newborns needed for baby sleep study
Durham University’s Parent-Infant Sleep Lab is looking for parents-to-be or parents with newborn babies to take part in a study in their own homes.
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Durham University to divest from companies involved in fossil fuel extraction
Durham University is to divest from companies involved in fossil fuel extraction, and has committed itself to becoming a major international partner in the development of green energy.
US dyslexia policies ‘ignore scientific evidence’
Many of the current US Federal and State dyslexia laws should be scrapped as they ignore scientific evidence and privilege some poor readers at the expense of huge numbers of others, according to Durham University’s Professor Julian Elliott.
Man-made earthquake risk reduced if fracking is 895m from faults
The risk of man-made earthquakes due to fracking is greatly reduced if high-pressure fluid injection used to crack underground rocks is 895m away from faults in the Earth’s crust, according to new research.
Record number of subjects in World Top 50
Durham University has recorded its highest ever number of subjects in the QS World University Subject Rankings 2018.
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Neanderthals were artistic like modern humans, study suggests
Researchers have found the first major evidence that Neanderthals, rather than modern humans, created the world’s oldest known cave paintings – suggesting they may have had an artistic sense similar to our own.
Young future hockey stars get a masterclass from University top team
Young potential World Cup winners were treated to a special hockey skills clinic and tournament, hosted by Durham University’s Hockey Club.
Royal Honour for baby and parent sleep research
Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall have presented the UK’s highest academic honour to Durham University for research that has helped to shape the way babies sleep and how parents care for them at night time.
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Commissioners announced for creativity and education partnership
UK fracking industry would need strict controls to minimise spill risk
Strict controls would be “a necessity” to minimise the risk of spills and leaks from any future UK shale gas industry, according to new research.
Understanding human needs is key to wildlife ecology research
The Department of Anthropology’s Primate and Predator Project was showcased on BBC One’s Animals with Cameras show on Thursday 8 February, looking at their work with local farmers to try and stop crop raiding by baboons. Based in the Soutpansberg mountain range of South Africa, the project aims to better understand the ecology of local species and the threat that human activity poses to their conservation. Here project Director Professor Russell Hill, Department of Anthropology, discusses the challenges of managing a research project abroad and successfully engaging with local communities.
MEETING POSTPONED: Durham University invites residents to help shape future growth
Due to adverse weather conditions, Durham University regrets that it has been necessary to postpone the ‘University and City: Growing together’ community engagement event, which had been scheduled for Friday 2 March at 4.30pm at Durham Town Hall. This decision was not taken lightly, and was reached on safety grounds following close consultation with Durham County Council and Durham Police. The University remains committed to dialogue with our local communities and we will announce a new date for the event as soon as possible.
HRH The Prince of Wales visits Durham Cathedral and Durham University
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has officially opened a new visitor experience, honoured a local ancestor and a local regiment and witnessed a 350-strong singalong of the popular hymn Jerusalem during a visit to Durham Cathedral and Durham University.
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Understanding seal behaviour
Dr Sean Twiss has been studying seal behaviour for 30 years and has recently featured on the BBC’s Winterwatch programme. Here Dr Twiss, of the Department of Biosciences, tells us more about his latest research and why seals are as individual as we are.
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Durham alumna named Australian of the Year
Durham alumna Professor Michelle Simmons has been named 2018 Australian of the Year.
Michelle (Physics & Chemistry of Materials, Trevelyan College, 1985-88 and Physics PhD, St Aidan's College, 1988-92) is now a Physics professor at the University of New South Wales, leading pioneering research that could result in a quantum leap in computing.
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International award for Durham University chemist
A chemist whose research is helping to harvest clean drinking water and has waterproofed millions of mobile phones has been awarded a major international honour.
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Formation of human tissue to improve drug testing and reduce animal research
Innovative three dimensional (3D) cell culture technology is giving scientists the ability to grow realistic human tissues for more effective drug testing while reducing the need for animal research.
Durham’s cosmology research lights up London
Research by Durham University scientists into the evolution of galaxies lit up London as part of a major festival.
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Philanthropist, filmmaker and children's champion receive honorary degrees
A leading philanthropist, a pioneering filmmaker and a children’s champion were awarded honorary degrees as thousands of students graduated from Durham University.
Work to begin on new colleges and student facilities
Work to develop new college and student facilities at Durham University will begin within weeks.
First director appointed to new Zurbarán Centre for Spanish and Latin American Art
An international centre for the study of Spanish and Latin American art has appointed its inaugural director.
Durham joins student visa pilot
Durham University has been chosen to take part in a pilot which is looking at streamlining the process for international Masters students wanting to study in the UK.
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Why the best teachers should be in reception classes
Primary schools should consider putting their best teachers into Reception classes according to researchers at Durham University, who found that children who were taught well in their first year went on to achieve better GCSE results in English and Maths.
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