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New enterprise zone to work with industry

How a simple mesh could clean up oil spills

From developing a mesh coating that could help clean up oil spills to finding greener energy alternatives, our research is really making a difference.


Now, we’ve been awarded over £1.4m to develop premises in the North East of England for businesses where they can collaborate with our world-leading research experts.

(20 Sep 2019) » More about New enterprise zone to work with industry


Recognition for rising stars of research

Two pioneering researchers - one who is improving telescope images of space and the other studying the environmentally damaging practice of sand mining - have received national recognition for their work.

(20 Sep 2019) » More about recognition for rising stars of research


Greenland is melting but it’s the tip of the iceberg

Rapid melting of glaciers in Greenland is causing major concern but we know from many years of research that the problem is much more widespread.

(19 Sep 2019) » More about Greenland is melting but it’s the tip of the iceberg


Durham part of Northern partnership to tackle transport emissions

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A new research network of northern universities, including Durham, has been set-up to find ways to rapidly decarbonise UK transport.

The DecarboN8 network will focus on tackling surface transport emissions, which form 26 per cent of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions. These include emissions from cars, vans, buses, heavy goods vehicles and trains. They will also examine emissions from the construction and maintenance of these vehicles, and infrastructure.

(18 Sep 2019) » More about DecarboN8 network


Why humans take so long to grow up

Why do our children take so long to grow up, compared to other animals?

(18 Sep 2019) » More about why humans take so long to grow up


Working together to combat climate change

Climate change has been described as the most serious challenge facing the world today. As a world-leading research University and a major contributor to the local and national economy, we’re working together across our whole community to tackle it. 

(18 Sep 2019) » More about Working together to combat climate change


The heat beneath our feet

Old coal mines could provide us with a source of low-carbon heat for many years to come, according to geothermal energy expert Dr Charlotte Adams, who is the new President of the Geology section at the British Science Association.

Here, Charlotte, who is a member of our Durham Energy Institute, explains more about her research into how water stored in flooded abandoned mines could provide cleaner energy for homes and businesses.

(17 Sep 2019) » More about The heat beneath our feet


Developing cheaper and more efficient solar power

Our scientists have helped to solve a puzzle that could lead to cheaper and more efficient solar power.

(16 Sep 2019) » More about Developing cheaper and more efficient solar power


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.

(16 Sep 2019) » More about It’s time to talk about heat


Seeking solutions to the world energy crisis

DEI Director Professor Jon Gluyas participated in ‘The Business Debate’ thought-leadership series in Davos, launched by Reuters to coincide with the World Economic Forum in January. Watch the video

(16 Sep 2019) » More about Seeking solutions to the world energy crisis


Support for voice-hearers goes online

People who hear voices, their families and mental health professionals will benefit from a new information and support website based on research by Durham University.

(11 Sep 2019) » More about Support for voice-hearers goes online


Five cool things about our environmental research

How three students are trying to reduce the plastic mountain

From decarbonising heat to food security and water sustainability, we’re working to bring about improvements that will benefit nature and the well-being of the planet.

(5 Sep 2019) » More about Five cool things about our environmental research


Improving working conditions in Africa

Rethabile's Story - Short Version

Millions of people worldwide work in low-waged, insecure jobs that don’t provide a decent living with many also working in unsafe conditions that deny fundamental rights.

(5 Sep 2019) » More about Improving working conditions in Africa


A new home for the archive of ‘Radical Jack’

Opening up the archives of Radical Jack

A political firebrand, a radical reformist and a leading society figure – the life and times of John George Lambton, first Earl of Durham, were truly captivating.

Durham University is now the new home to the archives of Lord Durham, as he was also known, whose energetic support for political reform earned him the nickname ‘Radical Jack’.

(30 Aug 2019) » More about A new home for the archive of ‘Radical Jack’


Smart surfaces as a solution to global challenges

Professor Jas Pal Badyal, a Fellow of the Royal Society, is widely considered a leader in the field of surface science. Here he talks about the students in his team, their inventions and tackling global challenges.

(22 Aug 2019) » More about smart surfaces as a solution to global challenges


Keeping Africa moving in a changing climate

Durham’s engineers are working with partners in Africa to find ways to use cheaper and more sustainable local materials to build all-weather, low-traffic roads and railway lines.

(21 Aug 2019) » More about Keeping Africa moving in a changing climate


Driving forward technology innovation

TechUP first residential weekend

The University has a great track record for working with high-tech industries – including those in our own home region.

(19 Aug 2019) » More about Driving forward technology innovation


Revealing quasars’ true colours

Revealing the true colours of quasars

Our astronomers have identified a rare moment in the life of some of the universe’s most energetic objects.

(7 Aug 2019) » More about Revealing quasars’ true colours


Five cool things our surface scientists do

Surface science can make a big difference to our health, well-being and environment.

(5 Aug 2019) » More about Five cool things our surface scientists do


Malaysian Minister of Education visits Durham

The University has hosted a visit by the Malaysian Minister of Education to celebrate a new partnership that will see an important collection of diplomatic papers digitised for study in South East Asia.

(26 Jul 2019) » More about Malaysian Minister of Education visits Durham


Prestigious fellowships awarded to two academics

We’re celebrating after two of our academics were awarded Fellowships by the British Academy, the UK’s national academy for the humanities and social sciences.

(23 Jul 2019) » More about Prestigious fellowships awarded to two academics


Lumiere light festival offers pianists the chance to shine

We’re proud to be sponsoring Lumiere, the UK’s largest light festival, when it returns to Durham in November 2019, and we’re very excited to announce we’ll be hosting an innovative installation at one of our Colleges.

(17 Jul 2019) » More about Lumiere light festival offers pianists the chance to shine


Measuring the expanding universe

Our physicists will help create a 3D map of galaxies to learn more about the universe’s accelerating expansion.

(17 Jul 2019) » More about Measuring the expanding universe


Meet our new Executive Deans

Janet Stewart, Charlotte Clarke, Jacqui Rammage

We are pleased to confirm that we have successfully appointed to the three new Executive Dean roles, to join our community of extraordinary people. 

(12 Jul 2019) » More about Meet our new Executive Deans


Chameleon Theory could change our thoughts on gravity

Einstein’s theory of General Relativity is world famous – but it might not be the only way to explain how gravity works and how galaxies form.

(8 Jul 2019) » More about Chameleon Theory could change our thoughts on gravity


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