On 16 November 2023, we were delighted to welcome the German Deputy Ambassador to Durham to explore how we can enhance our research and education collaborations with German institutions.
During the visit, the German Deputy Ambassador met, amongst others, our Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost, our Executive Dean for Arts and Humanities and researchers from our Centre for Sustainable Development Law and Policy, Department of Archaeology, Department of Biosciences, Department of Earth Sciences, Department of Geography, Department of History, Department of Physics, and School of Modern Languages and Cultures.
We enjoy a strong and longstanding relationship with Germany by undertaking research collaborations with almost 200 German institutions to address global challenges such as climate change and energy, health, emerging technologies and space. The visit by the German Deputy Ambassador explored how the UK’s recent association to Horizon Europe could strengthen further our research collaborations with Germany.
We also have 65 student exchange agreements with German institutions and over 2,000 German alumni. We enrolled almost 200 German students for the 23/24 academic year, the largest number from any non-UK European country.
As part of our strategic partnership with the University of Tübingen, we have run a joint Seedcorn Fund (worth €300k) to promote research projects. The cities of Durham and Tübingen have been twinned since 1969. As part of this twinning arrangement, our Chancellor took part in a Durham County Council exchange to Tübingen as a teenager.
Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people in a unique and historic setting – Durham is a university like no other. We work in partnership with research institutions around the world, to share and grow global knowledge. Visit our Study With Us and our World-wide Research and Partnerships pages to find out more about life at Durham.