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New study finds policing of county lines 'criminalises' minority youth

A new research report has raised concerns that policing efforts targeting 'county lines' drug operations in the UK rely on discriminatory assumptions about minority groups and contribute to the criminalisation of minoritised communities.
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Appointment of new Executive Dean for Science Faculty

Professor Clive Roberts has been appointed as our new Executive Dean (Science).
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Review of university spin-out companies welcomed

We have welcomed an independent review of university spin-out companies.
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Meet Dr Denis Patterson from our Department of Mathematical Sciences

Get to know Dr Denis Patterson who recently joined our Department of Mathematical Sciences.
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Can humans ever live in peace? Conflict resolution expert Roger Mac Ginty shares his thoughts

Roger Mac Ginty is a Professor in Defence, Development and Diplomacy in our School of Government and International Affairs.
Professor Roger Mac Ginty and the cover of his book

Looking back to Lumiere, and ahead to the end of the year

Our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Karen O'Brien, reviews recent and upcoming community events and activities.
Professor Karen O'Brien, Vice-Chancellor and Warden of Durham University, stood smiling with arms folded, in front of bookshelves

Durham staff member honoured by National Student Esports

Kylie Kendrick from our Computing and Information Services team has been named as October’s Intel Monthly Most Valued Player by National Student Esports.
Kylie Kendrick in esports action

Durham Solar Car Team achieves best ever result in Bridgestone World Solar Challenge

We are very excited to share that our Solar Car Team has done very well in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge and finished in 11th position in the Challenge Class of the competition.
Durham Solar Car team in Australia

Answering the question of Supergalactic Plane’s missing spiral galaxies

Our cosmologists have found an answer to why spiral galaxies like our Milky Way are largely missing from part of our Local Universe called the Supergalactic Plane.
An elliptical and spiral galaxy sit side by side against a backdrop of space and stars

Event Durham shortlisted for North East England Tourism Award

Congratulations to the Event Durham team who have been announced as a finalist in the Business Events Venue of the Year category at the 2024 North East England Tourism Awards.
Finalist, Business Events Venue of the Year graphic

Why we need a unified tertiary education funding system

Shaid Mahmood, our Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion), has joined leaders from across the education sector to call for a unified funding system for English universities and further education colleges.
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Chancellor discusses regional development with University community

Durham University Chancellor, Dr Fiona Hill, met with staff, students and friends of the University as they came together to discuss the topic of regional development.
People in the audience at the Meet the Chancellor event