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Institutes and Centres

Our ten research institutes bring together staff to work collaboratively, across departments and with external partners, to develop new ways of thinking that contribute positively to societal challenges. Our research centres allow researchers to focus on areas of specialism, often sitting between traditional disciplinary boundaries.
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  • Facilities and Services

    We have an extensive range of state-of-the-art research equipment and facilities across a range of disciplines. We also provide services such as expert support for policymakers in our Public Policy Hub.

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  • 助力企业

    Durham University has a global reputation for excellence and working together we can support your business to succeed.

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Facilities and Services

We have an extensive range of state-of-the-art research equipment and facilities across a range of disciplines. We also provide services such as expert support for policymakers in our Public Policy Hub.

Bill Bryson Library

助力企业

Durham University has a global reputation for excellence and working together we can support your business to succeed.

Two people shaking hands in an interview at a desk in an office
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Explore our global research

Discover how our research is changing lives around the world using the button below. We also have a static PDF version available.

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REF 2021: Celebrating Our Research Excellence

Our reputation as a world-leading university has been confirmed in a national exercise looking at the quality of research at UK universities and its impact around the world.

90% of Durham’s research is classed as world-leading or internationally excellent, according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021. Six Durham subjects are also in the UK top ten for the overall quality of their research including Geography (1st), Archaeology (2nd), Education (2nd), Classics and Ancient History (4th), Theology and Religion (8th) and Sport and Exercise Sciences (10th).
Find out more about our REF 2021 result
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Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF)

The KEF is a national exercise conducted by Research England to explore the different ways universities collaborate with external partners, from businesses to community groups.  Find out more about our KEF results and what this means.

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Producing world-leading and world-changing research

We produce world-leading and world-changing research across all four of our faculties, which pushes boundaries and fosters partnerships across geographies and sectors.

Read about our latest research

Academic Departments

Globally-leading reputation for teaching and research.

Our departments offer you the chance to be part of a world top 100 university in a uniquely beautiful and historic location and stimulating environment.
Discover our Academic Departments
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