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Research at the Business School

We work with partners in the UK, around the world and across industry sectors to push boundaries and inform policy – not just keeping up with the latest developments, but setting the agenda to lead business thinking.

We are internationally recognised for the calibre and impact of our research

Our world-class academics work across all major business-related disciplines, and we actively pursue opportunities to work in partnership with organisations to further research thinking. Our research has contributed to significant advances in social policy, economic growth and international development. 

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Our research is internationally renowned, both for its academic rigour and the benefits it brings to society as a whole.

Professor Olga Epitropaki
Deputy Executive Dean (Research)

Explore Research

Our research covers subject areas across our three departments of Accounting, Economics and Finance, and Management and Marketing.

Our Research Centres

We feed fresh thinking and push the boundaries of how businesses work. Browse our twelve Research Centres.
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Work With Us

Our research is internationally renowned, both for its academic rigour and the benefits it brings to society as a whole.
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Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021

The REF is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK universities. Read the Business School's impactful REF case studies.

Impact Hub

Find out how we lead, impact and innovate across the business world through our research, business thinking and expert opinion.
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Visiting Academics Programme

Our vibrant Visiting Academics Programme welcomes applications for visits of up to one year from scholars at all stages in their careers.
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Our PhD Programme

Gain a world-class education, our programmes combine academic excellence and outstanding research.
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Upcoming events

  • Durham Global Debate - Athens

    Thursday 1 September 2022 - Thursday 1 September 2022
    10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Alkis Argiriadis Theatre, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Central Building, 30 Panepistimiou str. 10679, Athens, Greece
  • Creative Fuse North East Conference 2022

    Wednesday 14 September 2022 - Thursday 15 September 2022
    9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    14/09/22 Middlesbrough Town Hall 15/09/22 City Campus East, Northumbria University, Newcastle

Durham Global Debate - Athens

Thursday 1 September 2022 - Thursday 1 September 2022
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Alkis Argiriadis Theatre, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Central Building, 30 Panepistimiou str. 10679, Athens, Greece

Creative Fuse North East Conference 2022

Wednesday 14 September 2022 - Thursday 15 September 2022
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
14/09/22 Middlesbrough Town Hall 15/09/22 City Campus East, Northumbria University, Newcastle