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Economics and Finance PhD Scholarships available for October 2024 applicants

The School Departments of Economics and Finance have a range of fully funded PhD scholarships available for the very best students looking to start their Economics or Finance PhD with the Business School in October 2024.
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Women value work-life balance more than men – unless they are managers

Women value their work-life balance much more than men do when at a junior-level on average, but not at the managerial-level, according to new research by Durham University Business School.
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Leading the Future of Healthcare project - School appoints Dr Helen Meese to Entrepreneur in Residence

The School has appointed Dr Helen Meese, an award-winning mechanical engineer with extensive experience in medical technology and healthcare innovation to join us in the new position of Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR).
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Financial Times Top 10 UK business school

We’re proud to announce that we have been ranked in the UK Top Ten by the Financial Times. Their European Business School Ranking 2023 lists the best business schools in Europe based on the combined performance of programme-specific FT rankings. Our School ranked 10th in the UK and 57th overall in Europe – an improved positioning from 66th in last year’s ranking.
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Abuse of female athletes goes unchecked on mainstream social media sites, study shows

Social media posts that abuse female athletes can remain unmoderated on the official social media accounts of major sports clubs, new research has shown.
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Decoding Inequality: New Maths Project Aims to Unlock Social Puzzle

Dr Mauro Bambi from our Department of Economics is teaming up with Dr Alpár Mészáros from Durham University's Department of Mathematical Sciences to shed light on inequality through the lens of maths.
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MBA Top 10 Globally in 2023 Corporate Knights Rankings

Durham University Business School has been recognised as a global leader for its commitment and focus on sustainability teaching and practice, being placed 2nd in the UK, 4th in Europe and amongst the top 10 globally in this year’s Corporate Knights Better World MBA ranking.
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Vice-Chancellor’s visit to emlyon business school reiterates Durham’s commitment to Europe

On 26 October 2023, our Vice-Chancellor and Warden, Professor Karen O’Brien, visited Paris as Durham University continues to strengthen further its engagement with leading European institutions.
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Payday loan stigma affects borrowers’ wellbeing and stops them from getting support

The stigma around payday loans can have significant negative mental, emotional and social effects on borrowers, leading them to conceal the use of such services, preventing them from accessing vital support and resources.
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MBA Mentor of the Year 2023

Each year, alongside their programme, our Durham MBA (Full-time) students are offered the support of a mentor to help them navigate the demands of MBA study and prepare for the transition to the workplace. Each year the students can nominate their mentor for Mentor of the Year.
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“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” - leadership in disruptive times

People that experience frequent disruptive events are much more likely to become aware of their own leader identity, according to new research.
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School appoints North East businessman and entrepreneur Ian Baggett as a Professor in Practice

The School has appointed Dr Ian Baggett, a prominent North East businessman and entrepreneur, to join the Departments of Finance, and Management and Marketing as a Professor in Practice, from September 2023.
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