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New multi-million project aims to promote green energy capabilities

Durham University has partnered with universities in Twente (Netherlands), Barcelona (Spain) and Trieste (Italy) to form the EarthSafe Doctoral Network, which launched last month. This €2.7 million project will develop cutting-edge technology to support the transition to green energy. EarthSafe is funded by the European Commission via the Marie Sklodowska-Curie programme and UK Research and Innovation.
Group of windmills for electric power production in the green field of wheat

Helping schools face the challenges of staff recruitment and retention

Our researchers at the School of Education have contributed to a series of reports aimed at helping schools in disadvantaged areas attract and retain high-quality teachers.
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New C/C++ software development course at our Computer Science department draws over 50 new participants across the UK

Our department of Computer Science is home to world-class innovation and expertise.
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Training the next generation of social scientists

We’re leading a partnership to train the next generation of social scientists which has received over £28m in new funding.
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We are finalists in the Green Gown Awards 2023

We are continuing to add to our credentials as a sustainable university, having been shortlisted for two awards at this year’s Green Gown UK and Ireland Awards. The shortlisted projects are the Greenspace Movement in the Student Engagement category and our Biodiversity Strategy in the Nature Positive category.
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I'm a quasar get me out of here - growing supermassive black holes buried in galaxies

Quasars are extremely bright objects with massive black holes at their centres. Usually, quasars are obscured by donut-shaped rings of dust surrounding them.
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Understanding moral injury in war veterans

On 11 November, millions of people in the UK and beyond remember the service and sacrifice of our Armed Forces on what is known as Remembrance Day.
A group of soldiers dressed in camouflage clothing.

From Lumiere to the Big Bang – Explore November’s Community Newsletter

Want to know more about how we interact with our local community?
A Lumiere installation that spells out 'I love Durham' in pink neon lights

Remembrance Day: how we are marking 11 November

As a University, we remember the millions of people who have lost their lives in the line of duty. We are highly committed to supporting our Armed Forces and to marking Remembrance Day.
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Innovative statistical approach for industry solutions

Our Mathematical Sciences department has a long track record of working and partnering with industry and the public sector.
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Graphic warning labels could reduce people’s meat consumption

A new study from our Department of Psychology has found that cigarette style graphic warning labels could reduce people’s meat consumption.
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Join the Diwali celebrations at the Oriental Museum

The Oriental Museum is hosting an evening of live music and family-friendly events to celebrate the spectacular festival of Diwali on Tuesday 14 November from 6pm - 8pm. Staff and students from the Durham University Hindu Society are looking forward to welcoming visitors of all ages, to join in with traditional Diwali activities.
Community volunteer leading prayers to goddess Lakshmi at Diwali celebrations. Goddess Lakshmi statue is lit up with lights and a range of offerings lie in front.