We live in an interconnected world, which is rapidly changing and face global challenges such as climate change, urbanisation, and migration, affecting how the world works. Brexit, Covid and new technologies have added to these challenges for the Higher Education sector.
Through the establishment of Durham Global Week as an annual event, we would like to recognise, celebrate and learn from Durham’s role as a global university.
"I am delighted that, through Durham Global Week, we can recognise the contribution of our international staff and students, celebrate some of the amazing work that is going on and learn from each other in a spirit of mutual respect and understanding. I hope you will join with me in making it a great success".
The launch of Durham Global Awards will allow the University to recognise and celebrate particular individuals and teams, staff and students, who have made a significant contribution to furthering international collaboration and understanding across the University in support of the objectives above.
The inaugural Durham Global Week will take place from 4 - 11 March 2023 incl. (week 9 of Epiphany Term).
There will be a mix of signature events, including the Durham Global Awards ceremony, and open events.
One or two signature events will be scheduled each day of Durham Global Week with a much larger number of open events delivered right across the University.
If you would like to propose an open event to be branded as part of Durham Global Week, please complete the expression of interest form.
Led by staff, departments, students and societies, our signature events will highlight cultural diversity across the University.