Durham University has strong ties with North America. Within the Matariki Network of Universities (MNU) we work closely with Dartmouth College in the USA and Queen's University in Canada. We have a long and exciting history of collaboration with the University of Notre Dame (since 2012) where we signed a first MoU between the institutions in 2014. The US-born journalist and author, Bill Bryson, served as Durham University's 11th Chancellor, and formal head of the University, from April 2005 to 31st December 2011.
This section highlights some of the collaborative research and activities with our partners in the North America region.
Partnerships with USA and Canada
Explore a snapshot of our collaborative work with our partners in North America
We have established a presence in key world cities, to enhance engagement with our growing alumni including in North America and unlock the opportunities for new innovative collaborative programmes.
We welcome several hundred North American students annually. US Scholarships opportunities such as Marshall & Fulbright have brought high quality students & distinguished scholars to Durham to experience British academia and culture. We support internships in Canada funded through the Mitacs scheme.
Devoting the first year of my postgraduate studies to research among cosmology's brightest minds at Durham is a true luxury. The Fulbright scholarship has enabled me to work on a project that will make an immediate contribution to one of the world's largest dark energy experiments.
We are Britain's top Team Sport University (ranked Number 1 in the UK by BUCS). We're pleased to offer scholarships for exceptional sportsmen and women. International students are all eligible for a sport scholarship at Durham and US candidates can also access Federal Aid from the US loans system.
I chose Durham University because I knew I would get world-recognized education and top-tier level of play (BUCS and NVL) while on Team Durham. This once in a lifetime international experience will separate me from my peers back in the US.
In the past 5 years North America has been one of our largest partners in terms of research co-authored publications. We have collaborated with ca. 1000 North American institutions on a range of projects. Our Canadian & USA partnerships, programmes & projects strongly align with our strategic plans.