Prestigious award for leading cosmologist
Our world-leading research into space science – already ranked fifth in the world – has received another accolade.
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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.
Who cares? Food banks and the poverty of morality
Professor Benedetta Cappellini considers the normalisation of food banks during the global pandemic.
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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.
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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
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.
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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
The Covid-19 pandemic is intensifying challenges to worker protection in the garment sector and the effects on workers have become a global concern.
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.
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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?
Changing attitudes to soil health
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.
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.
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£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.
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.
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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?
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.