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Durham ranked in the UK top 10

We're pleased to share these excellent results, which consistently place us among the top 10 universities in the UK.

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Durham ranked top 30 in Europe

We’re at the forefront of academic excellence and our global rankings reflect that status.

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达勒姆的研究影响

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

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Revealing the secrets of hidden supermassive black holes

Our astronomers are helping to shed light on hidden supermassive black holes that could further our understanding of galaxy evolution.
Artist's impression of a very bright, red quasar enshrouded by gas and dust against a black background.

Championing students in high-performance computing with Student Cluster Competitions

In our top-rated Department of Computer Science, we offer an unparallel support and opportunities for our students to excel in the world of complex computing.
Computer science students

“Senzenina: What have we done?” We are all entangled in the politics of peace

On International Day of Peace, 21 September, Professor Stefanie Kappler from our School of Government and International Affairs reflects on the politics of peace in relation to art and, in particular, the work of South African artist and activist Haroon Gunn-Salie.
An image of the Marikana mine, South Africa

A new phase of expansion for our Department of Mathematical Sciences

Since the inception of our Mathematical Sciences department, we have expanded significantly. Our student and staff numbers have gone up resulting in an enhanced global research reputation for Maths.
Department of Mathematical Sciences

Should you send your child to an academy or a council-run school? Why Ofsted results don’t mean much

Should you send your child to an academy or a council-run school? Stephen Gorard, Professor of Education and Public Policy, in our School of Education, explains why Ofsted results are not that useful to parents when making this decision.
Primary school children in a classroom

The Islamic Republic a year after Mahsa Amini’s death

On 16 September 2022, Mahsa Amini died in police custody which sparked protests across Iran. One year on, Anoush Ehteshami, Professor of International Relations in our School of Government and International Affairs, takes a look at what has changed.
A woman wearing a headscarf waving a small Iranian flag

Chimpanzees are not pets, no matter what social media tells you

Research Associate Jake Brooker from our Department of Psychology studies the social and emotional behaviour of great apes. He explains that social media needs to recognise that putting exotic animals in a human context isn't cute and reflects animal abuse.
A chimpanzee looking directly into the camera

Grammar school system does not boost grades and could be detrimental to some

New research involving our Evidence Centre for Education has found no obvious difference in GCSE grades between regions in England who use a selective grammar-school system and those that don’t and suggests that the chances of scoring the top GCSE grades are lower in grammar-school areas.
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Our Maths and Computer Science graduates are ready for the AI challenge

In an increasingly digital and interconnected world, future university graduates must harness the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to thrive in their respective fields.
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Teaching excellence endorsement in National Student Survey

Students’ positive experiences of teaching, learning and academic support at Durham University are reflected in the latest National Student Survey (NSS).
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  • IMPACT Magazine - The Leadership Issue - Issue 12

    Issue 12 of our award-winning magazine,?IMPACT, is out now. Entitled The Leadership Issue it examines our research on leadership and takes the opportunity to introduce the School’s new Executive Dean, Professor Cathy Cassell.
    Banner to support IMPACT magazine news release
  • How a pioneering academic is making classics cool in schools

    Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)-funded research has contributed to more young people studying ancient history and classical civilisation in secondary schools across England. Arlene Holmes-Henderson, an award-winning Associate Professor in our Department of Classics and Ancient History, has been at the forefront of widening access to the subject. Here she examines the surge in popularity of classics in education.
    Arlene Holmes-Henderson MBE pictured outside the Department of Classics and Ancient History
  • Could a new Action Plan help Canada foster the self-determination of Indigenous peoples?

    Giuseppe Amatulli, is an Honorary Fellow of the Department of Anthropology and a post-doctoral fellow at Carleton University, Ottawa. Here he discusses the potential benefits of an Action Plan, recently approved by the Canadian Federal Government, to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).
    Image showing discussions with members of the Doig River First Nation

How a pioneering academic is making classics cool in schools

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)-funded research has contributed to more young people studying ancient history and classical civilisation in secondary schools across England. Arlene Holmes-Henderson, an award-winning Associate Professor in our Department of Classics and Ancient History, has been at the forefront of widening access to the subject. Here she examines the surge in popularity of classics in education.
Arlene Holmes-Henderson MBE pictured outside the Department of Classics and Ancient History

Could a new Action Plan help Canada foster the self-determination of Indigenous peoples?

Giuseppe Amatulli, is an Honorary Fellow of the Department of Anthropology and a post-doctoral fellow at Carleton University, Ottawa. Here he discusses the potential benefits of an Action Plan, recently approved by the Canadian Federal Government, to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).
Image showing discussions with members of the Doig River First Nation

Ukraine Independence Day: we stand with Ukraine

On Ukraine Independence Day, our Vice-Chancellor Professor Karen O'Brien explores how we are standing with colleagues and friends in Ukraine.
Professor Karen O'Brien, Vice-Chancellor and Warden of Durham University, stood smiling with arms folded, in front of bookshelves

Apprentice of the Year award for University electrician

Our electrical apprentice Reece Spurdens is celebrating after winning an Apprentice of the Year award.
Sue Snowdon presents certificate to Reece Spurdens

Upcoming events

Where Are We Now? Exhibition

Thursday 1 June 2023 - Sunday 31 December 2023
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Ground floor, Elvet Riverside, 83 New Elvet, Durham DH1 3AQ
Where are we now exhibition students talking

Durham Book Festival 2023

Friday 13 October 2023 - Sunday 15 October 2023
5:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Gala Durham, Clayport Library and Collected Books
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Voices: contemporary art and craft from the Middle East and North Africa

Friday 29 September 2023 - Sunday 12 May 2024
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH1 3TH
photographic artwork

QS World Grad School Tour - Athens

Tuesday 10 October 2023 - Tuesday 10 October 2023
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Athens
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学生成绩和 UCU 的评分和评估抵制

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Coding Week 2023

If you’re interested in computer science, chances are you’ve heard of “hackathons”. Read Kaal's blog on how she took part in last year's hackathon, DurHack. Coding Week will be taking place again for the 8th time, in November 2023.
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