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Large pay gaps in tourism industry impacts performance

New research at the Business School shows that too large of a pay gap between executives and employees of a company negatively affects employee morale and harms the firm’s performance. However, the study also found that higher executive pay relative to employee pay could encourage executives to work hard to improve corporate performance as well.
Boat on beach in Thailand

Public health research receives funding boost

A pioneering public health research centre that includes experts from Durham University has once again been included in a prestigious national collaboration.

New model helps COVID-19 planning

Experts in our Physics and Mathematical Sciences Departments have developed a new model for simulating epidemics – and it’s already being used to inform the UK’s response to COVID-19.
Covid-19 modelling

Climate change and risks to health – what needs to be done?

Heat waves, wildfires and flooding have become more common and intense in recent years, posing substantial risks to society and people’s health.
Fire fighter tackling a forest fire

Ups and downs in mood may affect performance in ultramarathons

Many long-distance runners will know how it feels for that little voice in your head to make you feel good one minute and terrible the next.
Female ultrarunner with a backpack in the forest

Durham ranked 6th in UK university guide

We’ve been ranked 6th in the UK in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.
Durham ranked 6th in UK university guide

Durham University in UK top 5 of influential league table

We’ve been ranked 5th in The Guardian University Guide 2022
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Prestigious awards for future leaders

Durham is a hub for research excellence and our academics prove that year in and year out through their ground-breaking research. We are delighted that two of our academics, Dr Clare Mahon and Dr Sownak Bose, have been awarded Future Leaders Fellowships for their projects.

Government Covid response did not effectively support UK migrants

Our research suggests that the Government’s response to curbing the spread of Covid-19 did not do enough to support the challenges or needs of migrants living in the UK.
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Discovering the early records of Merlin the Magician

Experts from Durham and Bristol universities have identified some of the oldest surviving manuscript fragments of the legend of Merlin the Magician.
Bristol Merlin manuscript

Professor discovers missing link in carbon cycle through the study of rocks

Professor Robert Hilton from our Department of Geography has found a missing link in the natural carbon cycle through the study of rocks.
Carbon rocks

Law professor to help review UK medical practice

One of our Law professors will play a key role in the review of professional values, knowledge and behaviours expected of UK medics.
A doctor check their records on a tablet device