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Durham University

School of Government & International Affairs

School of Government and International Affairs


'Our graduates confidently face the future. They are globally engaged, analytically acute, culturally literate and grounded in a place, Durham, that won’t ever leave them, no matter where in the world they go – and they go everywhere.'

Professor Ilan Baron, Head of Department


World Subject Rankings Success


Durham is one of the world’s leading universities as shown by our world top 100 position in the QS World University Rankings 2020 , where we are ranked 78th.

Seventeen Durham subjects are also in the world top 100 of the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020, including nine in the world top 50 and three in the world top ten.


 

Undergraduate Study

We offer an education that goes beyond the job market, our education is about being better human beings and good citizens. Active citizenship requires awareness, participation plus the ability to understand and assess public debates.

 
 

 
 

Postgraduate Study

We pride ourselves on turning students into independent researchers who take responsibility for their own learning. With 71% of the Department's research either Internationally Excellent or World Leading (REF 2014) we combine a long tradition of expertise with a depth of specialism that is truly unique.

 

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Out now - The al-Sabah Insight No. 30

New publication: The al-Sabah Insight No. 30 "Transformation of Egypt’s Authoritarian Welfare Regime: From the Arab Socialist Model to the Neoliberal Model?" by Dr. Yusuke Kawamura, Kobe University-Japan

(16 Jan 2020)


SGIA alumna is honoured with the Sheikh Rashid Award for Academic Excellence

Congratulations to SGIA alumna Dr Reem Al Shamsi who has been recently honoured with the prestigious Sheikh Rashid Award for Academic Excellence. Dr Al Shamsi's work on the evaluation of migration governance in the United Arab Emirates was supervised by Prof. Anoush Ehteshami.

(16 Dec 2019)


The Practice of Independent Accountability Mechanisms (IAMs): Towards Good Governance in Development Finance

New book out now by SGIA's Professor in Practice, Suresh Nanwani, co-authored with Owen McIntyre. See here for more information: https://brill.com/view/title/34264?language=en

(12 Nov 2019)



Wednesday 10 June 2020

Law and Governance in the Anthropocene

10:30am to 3:00pm, Hatfield College, Durham

We regret that this Workshop has been postponed.

Details of the new dates will be posted when available.

Contact a.l.haysey@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Thursday 11 June 2020

Law and Governance in the Anthropocene

10:30am to 3:00pm, Hatfield College, Durham

We regret that this Workshop has been postponed.

Details of the new dates will be posted when available.

Contact a.l.haysey@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Comparative International Law

9:15am to 2:00pm, European University Institute, Florence

Workshop 11-12 June 2020 at EUI Florence, Italy
Organisers: Robert Schütze (Durham University) and Mathias Siems (European University Institute)

Contact a.l.haysey@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Friday 12 June 2020

Comparative International Law

9:15am to 2:00pm, European University Institute, Florence

Workshop 11-12 June 2020 at EUI Florence, Italy
Organisers: Robert Schütze (Durham University) and Mathias Siems (European University Institute)

Contact a.l.haysey@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.