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Record-breaking whale migration raises conservation questions

One of our professors has used genetics to identify the birthplace of a grey whale which was discovered nearly halfway round the world from its native habitat, a new record for the longest recorded distance for a marine mammal, fish or reptile.
Grey whale by NOAA and Dr. Steven Swartz

Top 10 Tips for celebrating graduation at home

Graduation is a time for celebration and while it may look a bit different this year, there’s no reason it can’t be just as memorable and special an occasion.
Student at graduation

Durham Student Art Prize winners announced

The winners of the 2021 Durham Student Art Prize were announced at a special hybrid celebration event which saw 45 people watching online and a further 40 attending in person at the Teaching and Learning Centre in June.
Student Art Prize winners

RENKEI: the value of international collaboration

Our Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global) Professor Claire O’Malley discusses our new membership of RENKEI and talks about the collaboration opportunities with Japan it offers.
Oriental Museum, Durham University

Global solutions on climate change and health

Global challenges such as climate change and health need global solutions. That’s why we’re proud to have joined RENKEI, a Japan-UK collaboration for research and learning.
Oriental Museum, Durham University

New £1.4m enterprise zone at NETPark opens

The zone will provide bespoke support to technology and science-focused small and medium enterprises.
Sophie Walton (Group Director of Academic Engagement at CPI), Jenny Taylor (Head of Economic Development at Durham University), Sarah Slaven (Managing Director at Business Durham)

Countdown to COP26 – Inspiring Change

This month in our ‘Countdown to COP26’ series we’re looking at our own sustainability commitments and how we’re innovating and inspiring others.
Sustainability symbols in cupped hand

Corruption and high tax hinder entrepreneurs

New research at the Business School has found that countries with high levels of corruption and steep taxes contributed to stifling entrepreneurial activity and success.
Farzana Chowdhury

Award recognises diversity in science

We’re proud to be a global university, with staff and students from over 130 countries creating an outward-looking, globally-minded and inclusive learning community.
Aisha Bismillah

Brass Band sweep the board at UniBrass 2021

Huge congratulations to our student musicians from Durham University Brass Band (DUBB) who won not one, but a total of four awards, including overall winners, at a UK-wide brass band competition.
DUBB UniBrass

'Icelandia' – Is Iceland the tip of a vast, sunken continent?

A team of experts led by Professor Gillian Foulger from our Department of Earth Sciences, believes they have identified a remarkable geological secret; a sunken continent hidden under Iceland and the surrounding ocean, which they have dubbed ‘Icelandia’.
Waterfall in Iceland

Queen's Birthday Honours 2021

On the announcement of the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2021, we would like to congratulate and celebrate the achievements of the following alumni who are honourees in this year’s list.
Mr Jack Stallworthy University College, Modern Languages, 2012