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Durham University

Research Themes

Durham University produces world leading and world changing research. Here are some examples where we have particular strength.

Surface Science

Energy and Clean Growth

Cosmology and Astronomy

Heritage and Culture

Hazard and Risk

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Research institutes and centres

Facilities and equipment

PhD opportunities

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Research at Durham

Breathlessness, ancient manuscripts and geothermal energy are among the diverse subject areas benefiting from world leading research at Durham University.

Here academics from across the University talk about their research, and how Durham’s collaborative environment encourages them to explore new approaches to research.

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