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Teesside and Durham Universities embark on £11million project to support hydrogen innovation in the Tees Valley

We are collaborating with Teesside University on a ground-breaking project to accelerate decarbonisation and the use of hydrogen through supporting industrial research and development and capacity building in the Tees Valley.
Professor Tony Roskilly

Supercomputer simulations reveal new possibilities for the Moon's origin

Our pioneering scientists from the Institute for Computational Cosmology used supercomputer simulations to reveal an alternate explanation for the Moon’s origin, as a satellite placed immediately into orbit following a giant impact between Earth and a Mars-sized body.
Moon simulation

The Greenspace Movement – 2022 Green Gown Awards Finalists

The Greenspace Movement has been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2022 Green Gown Awards in Student Engagement Category. The results will be announced at the awards ceremony on 9 November 2022 at Loughborough University.
Green Gown Awards Finalist promotion

Professor Paul Pettitt appears on Times Radio to discuss one of prehistory's biggest discoveries

One of archaeology’s most significant discoveries has received new publicity through Times Radio’s ‘On This Day’ feature in an interview with Professor Paul Pettitt.
Paul Pettitt

Gold Award win for Botanic Garden

Durham University’s Botanic Garden has been awarded a Gold Medal in the ‘Tourist, Visitor Attraction and Country Estate’ category at this year’s Northumbria In Bloom Awards.
Botanic Garden gardener watering flowers

Durham University’s research partnerships driving knowledge exchange

We have once again performed strongly in the Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF). Now in its second year, the results from KEF showcase our strengths in research partnerships, commercialising research, local growth and regeneration and working with business, public and third sector organisations.
Students working in the Venture Lab

Two Exciting New Exhibitions at the Oriental Museum

The Oriental Museum launches two exciting, new exhibitions this month, both will run from 1 October to May 2023.
Oriental Museum Silk Road Exhibition Oct 2022 Woman with coloured rugs

Award-winning gospel choir to commemorate former Durham University Lecturer

We are celebrating the life of one of our former lecturers, Ruth First.
An image of the Soweto Gospel Choir on the right and Ruth First on the left

The value of working together

Our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Karen O'Brien, reflects on the value of working together for the benefit of our city, county and region.
Professor Karen O'Brien, Vice-Chancellor and Warden of Durham University, stood smiling with arms folded, in front of bookshelves

Fetuses react to taste and smell in the womb

Our psychologists have shown the first direct evidence that babies react differently to various smells and tastes while in the womb by looking at their facial expressions.
4-D ultrasound scan of a baby showing a laugh face reaction

Durham University and Atom bank agree five-year partnership

We have signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Durham-based Atom bank, the UK’s first app-based bank, to carry out collaborative research that addresses longer term opportunities and challenges facing both organisations and wider society, such as climate change.
Karen O'Brien Durham University and Edward Twiddy Atom bank signing memorandum

Durham Book Festival

We are once again looking forward to partnering the annual Durham Book Festival, set to take place from 13 – 16 October.
Durham Book Festival promotional poster