Research at Durham University
The Societal Benefit of Durham University’s Research – Case Studies
The University is proud of its outstanding research staff.
Our research-led approach to education ensures that study programmes are intellectually challenging and delivered by leading academics, thereby creating a researcher mindset amongst our students.
Our applications for research funding are increasingly successful and we are conducting leading inter-disciplinary research of the highest significance and quality, which is a key factor in our research success.
Bridging the Education Gap
Professor Steve Higgins
The Pupil Premium Toolkit developed by Durham University is helping schools invest wisely in the education of disadvantaged children... Read more
Waterproofing At Your Fingertips
Professor Jas Pal Badyal
Millions of mobile phones are protected from water damage by super-repellent nanocoatings invented in Durham University’s chemistry laboratories... Read more
Influencing the Law on Pornography
Professors Clare McGlynn and Erika Rackley
A campaign to outlaw possession of pornographic images of rape has been strengthened by Durham University research... Read more
Reviving Classical Music
Professor Jeremy Dibble
The neglected work of three talented British composers has been revived as a result of research at Durham University... Read more
Global Access to Ancient Literature
Dr Peter Heslin
Access to Latin and Greek texts is available to people all over the world via free software developed at Durham University... Read more