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Welcome to our Year of Elections expertise hub

The year 2024 sees many elections taking place around the world. Nearly half the world’s population, in more than 80 countries, are due to head to the polls. It has been called the Year of Elections. Elections provide an opportunity to talk about the most important issues facing society today.

As a global university, our research informs and shapes policy, transforming lives for the better, locally, nationally and globally. Durham University has experts in a wide range of topics, covering politics, energy and environment, education, international politics and affairs, law, economy, and social policy.
Academic Commentary and Expertise
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Research impact

At Durham, our academic staff conduct innovative and impactful research which improves lives across the world. Collaboration with a broad mix of partners is central to enhancing global knowledge and developing global citizenship. 

Latest news and thought leadership

Corruption hurts businesses but digital tools offer the hope of fighting it, say manufacturers in Ghana and Nigeria

Professor Joseph Amankwah-Amoah, from Durham University's Business School, has co-authored a study looking at how corruption can impact businesses in Nigeria and Ghana. Here his team explain what the study found and how those results can help influence policymakers.
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World Day for International Justice: Shining the spotlight on our Law and Global Justice @ Durham group

Wednesday 17 July marks World Day for International Justice. Our Law and Global Justice @ Durham group (LGJD) was formed in 2015 and here they explain how they came together to better understand the role law plays in responding to global challenges.
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Get in touch

For media enquiries, requests for academic expertise, and requests to film or interview on campus, please get in touch with the Communications Team.

Communications Team

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