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Global Impact

Interested in how research of staff and students, as well as our alumni community sends ripples across the world? Head to the Global Impact page to find out.

Global Culture

The dazzling array of initiatives, achievements and discoveries by staff and students across the University reaches all four corners of the globe to enrich and shine at a cultural level.

Here are examples of recent projects.

Departmental delegation to India creates exciting opportunities

Our Department of Archaeology, in a delegation with the Department of Education, has collaborated with various partners in India to manage cultural heritage sustainably.
Colleagues from Durham University and Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda Archaeology Departments

New study reveals evidence of early Ice Age writing and what it meant

A research team including two Durham University academics have decoded the meaning of markings seen in Ice Age drawings revealing sophisticated information sharing.
Image of Horse drawn onto the wall of Niaux Cave (Ari├Ęge, France) around 15,000 years ago. Credit - Neanderthal Museum, Mettmann

ECLAS science-faith project secures £6m grant

A project based at St John’s College is launching a new five-year strategy, including a global research and engagement network, cross-denominational outreach, and more.
ECLAS logo

Rita Ueda Awarded the Azrieli Canadian Music Prize

Rita Ueda (PhD research student in composition) has been awarded the 2022 Azrieli Music Prize for Canadian Music.

Protecting cultural heritage around the world

We launched a free, international Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) entitled 'Endangered Archaeology: Using Remote Sensing to Protect Cultural Heritage' in April 2022.

Tutor for Ukraine

Durham student Alexandra Hart is leading a growing network of volunteer tutors supporting Ukrainian children with English language learning in the wake of the war.

I Am Waiting For You

Professor in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, Abir Hamdar's play I am Waiting for You is the first dramatic staging of Arab women’s experience of cancer.
I am Waiting for You

Celebrating the Year of the Rabbit

Marking the end of the 15-day Year of the Rabbit celebrations, the Lantern Festival, symbolising ideas of reunion and romance, was hosted by the Oriental Museum.
Korean drummers playing at the Oriental Museum

Failure to consider language diversity in EDI provision causes problems for multinational firms

A team of academics from across the UK have discovered that multinational companies struggle to produce and embed equality, diversity and inclusion agendas successfully.