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Making an impact on the world

From improving people’s health and influencing changes in the law, to supporting business and bringing long lost music to new audiences, our research is having an impact around the world.

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In partnership with P&G: the chemistry of cleaning

Our award-winning partnership with P&G has enabled unique and globally scalable innovations that have improved billions of consumers' lives worldwide.
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Consumer behavioural profiling results in significant financial gains

Our business research has enabled marketing agencies and companies to build new marketing toolkits which have resulted in significant financial gains.
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Opening up the Classics to the digital world

Durham’s research helps people all over the world to access ancient Greek and Latin literature.
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Global Impact

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference, globally and locally.

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Impact Videos

Check out our videos to find out more about our research impact.

Latest Research

Research at Durham is transformative and inspirational led by world-leaders in their fields. Find out more about the amazing research we do.

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Student research blogs

Read more from the inspirational students involved in our research.

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About the Research Excellence Framework 2021

Durham is participating in the Research Excellence Framework (REF), the system for assessing the quality of research in UK universities. First held in 2014 it was repeated in 2021 (delayed until May 2022 due to the Covid-19 pandemic).

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