What value is Arts and Humanities research?
Research in the Arts and Humanities helps us understand the world in which we live and provides insights into our own and other cultures.
That’s the view expressed by Professor David Cowling, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Durham University, in a video made in Durham University’s newly extended and refurbished library.
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Durham soars in latest world university rankings
Durham University has further enhanced its position as one of the world’s leading universities after rising 13 places to 70th in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2015-16.
This rise follows the recent publication of the QS World University Rankings 2015-16 which saw Durham rise 31 places to 61st in the world – the University’s highest ever position in world league tables.
Find out more on Durham's achievement in the THE World University Rankings.
(30 Sep 2015)
Bigger role for pharmacies
Pharmacies could be key to tackling health inequalities in England as Durham University research shows the vast majority of citizens live within easy walking distance of one.
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Fusion energy could be the future
Fusion energy offers the tantalising possibility of clean, sustainable and almost limitless energy. But can it be an economically viable option?
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Low cost ethical loans for postgraduate study
Durham University has launched an innovative postgraduate loan product to help to attract the most talented students to further study after they finish their undergraduate degree.
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Durham rises 31 places in world rankings
Durham University has achieved its highest ever world ranking, rising more than 30 places to 61st in today’s QS World University Rankings 2015/16.
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Skeletons found in mass graves are 17th Century Scottish soldiers
New analysis carried out on skeletons discovered in a centuries-old mass grave in Durham, UK, has led experts to conclude they are the remains of Scottish soldiers taken prisoner after the 1650 Battle of Dunbar.
Durham secures 5th in Good University Guide
Durham University is ranked 5th in the UK according to the Good University Guide 2016, an improvement of one place from the previous year. Almost 90% of subjects were ranked in the top 10 with English ranked 1st. This latest ranking follows the rise of 31 places in the QS World University Rankings 2015/16 - which placed Durham 61st globally - consolidating its position as one of the world’s leading universities.
Professor Stuart Corbridge starts as Vice-Chancellor and Warden
Professor Stuart Corbridge takes up his new role as Vice-Chancellor and Warden of Durham University on 1 September.
International focus on Magna Carta exhibition
Eight hundred years on from when it was first written, the enduring legacy of one of the world’s most important documents lives on.
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Is there life out there?
Humans have long wondered: “Are we alone in the Universe?”
After all, the Earth is just one planet in one galaxy among hundreds of billions that exist across the cosmos.
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Understanding landslide risk in post-earthquake Nepal
In April 2015 parts of Nepal were devastated by an intense earthquake and significant aftershocks. But the danger to human life and livelihoods doesn’t end when the ground stops shaking. Earthquake-triggered landslides present an immediate and long-term threat in mountain environments, compounding the difficulties for those affected.
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How pupil shape can help animals survive
A research collaboration involving Durham University has found that pupil shape can be directly linked to an animal’s place on the food chain, as either the hunter or the prey.
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Natural mineral could improve health of brownfield land
The quality of soil in our cities can impact on everything from human health to flood resilience and climate change. Dr Karen Johnson, of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences at Durham University, believes that urban soil should be a priority for government.