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Welcome back to our Golden Anniversary graduates

As part of our Winter Congregation, it was a great pleasure to be joined by some of our alumni to celebrate 50 years since their own graduation.
Class of 50 - alumni in Cathedral

Science-faith project launches global partnerships

We’re establishing a global community of partners to explore the different national and cultural contexts that church leaders work in.
Split image of a stained glass window to the left, and a galaxy to the right

Cheers and tears of joy as Durham graduates celebrate hard-won degrees

The grand halls of Durham Cathedral echoed with cheers and applause over two celebratory days, as over 1,500 new graduates from 120 countries gathered to mark the successful completion of their degrees.
Students entering the Cathedral for congregation

New research reveals the evolutionary origins of unique traits in pitcher plants

An international team of researchers have investigated the complexity and innovative evolutionary capabilities of carnivorous plants which capture insects.
Image of carnivorous plants on a mountain side

Changing African landscape may have influenced early human communication

The shift from dense forests to open plains in Africa may have caused our ancient ancestors to change their vocal calls, research involving our anthropologists has found.
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Supporting regeneration through arts, science and culture

We’re helping put culture at the heart of regeneration in County Durham.
Light projection during the Ogden Centre launch

Royal Award for staff training programme

Our excellence in staff training and development has been recognised with a prestigious Royal Award.
Callum Hornsby holding the Princess Royal Training Award

Chancellor Fiona Hill honoured by King Charles III

Durham University Chancellor and acclaimed foreign affairs specialist, Dr Fiona Hill, has been made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George in the 2024 New Year Honours List by King Charles III.
Headshot picture of Dr Fiona Hill

Pioneering medic knighted by King Charles III

Professor Amritpal Singh Hungin, the founding Dean of Medicine at Durham University, has been named a Knight Bachelor in the 2024 New Year Honours List by King Charles III.
Picture of Prof Pali Hungin

First class sustainability ranking for Durham

We’re celebrating our highest ever position in the 2023/24 People and Planet University league table.
People and Planet University League logo against a plain background

Our Vice-Chancellor: ‘World-leading research builds successful businesses’

Our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Karen O’Brien, has told the UK Parliament how university research is driving the UK’s economy and helping businesses thrive.
Two male researchers working at a computer with machinery in front of them

Tooth analysis reveals Roman child travelled thousands of miles to Britain

Our archaeologists have helped establish that a male born in the Roman period (AD 43-410) travelled thousands of miles to Britain as a child.
A female researcher examining a Roman tooth in a laboratory