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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.

Global Durham

We value international collaboration as central to enhancing global knowledge and developing global citizenship.
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Civic and Regional

Working with a range of partners and stakeholders, we are actively contributing to the economy, culture, society and reputation of Durham’s city and region.
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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

We seek out every opportunity to use our research to make a difference in the wider world in challenging areas such as social inequality and injustice.
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A Sustainable Future

We are committed to making Durham one of the most environmentally sustainable universities in the UK. We are committed to reducing our environmental impact.
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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