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Academic Core

Our refreshed University Strategy is made up of 13 strategic areas and is our roadmap up until 2027. It includes three academic core strategies, four transversal strategies and six enabling strategies.


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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Our research-led education ensures our students are challenged and inspired, pushing the boundaries of current thinking and research.
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Wider Student Experience

Academic success is only half the story at Durham. Alongside outstanding education for students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is key.
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Our University Strategy

Read or download our refreshed strategy document to learn more about our priorities and developments.

Read our strategy brochure