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Durham researchers named among world’s best

Three of our professors have been named among the world’s best for the quality and influence of their research, highlighting the global strength of Durham’s research.
Adrian Jenkins, Tom Theuns and Carlos Frenk

Parents who feel ashamed can be less productive

New Business School research has found that parents who feel ashamed when something at work calls into question their parenting role, are less productive than those who do not feel ashamed.
Woman on laptop with child writing

Researcher wins European Geosciences Union medal

Dr Fabian Wadsworth, associate professor in our Department of Earth Sciences has been named in the European Geoscience Union’s 2022 Arne Richter Awards for Outstanding Early Career Scientists.
European Geosciences Union award Dr Fabian Wadsworth

Welcome back to Lumiere

We’re excited to welcome back the Lumiere light festival this week, and see the city transform into an immersive, nocturnal art gallery. Amongst the 37 installations are three which we’re sponsoring, lighting up some of our newest, and most historic buildings.
Image showing rendering of Chronos by Leslie Epsztein and Camille Gross, a new commission that will be presented at Lumiere 2021

Tackling carbon emissions from space

We’re involved in a new project to tackle carbon emissions as part of an overall £7m investment in the UK’s space technology.
Artist's impression showing new satellite technology in space

Insights from COP26

Welcome to our ‘Insights from COP26’ page where we will be posting blogs and insights from our delegation at the event.
Image of Glasgow skyline

In the final days of COP26 our Acting Vice Chancellor focuses on the University's work to reduce our own environmental impact

Acting Vice Chancellor, Antony Long, highlights Durham University's work on environmental sustainability, the upcoming Lumiere Festival and pays tribute to our Chancellor, Sir Thomas Allen.
Acting Vice Chancellor Antony Long outside

Durham MBA in global top 10 for sustainability

We’re pleased to say the Durham MBA (Full-time) has been placed in the global top 10, Europe top 5 and UK top 3 in the Corporate Knights Better World MBA Ranking 2021. This is an increase of 19 places globally, 5 places in Europe and 4 places in the UK, since the ranking in 2020.
Durham Cathedral lit up at night

Women sidelined for leadership roles in sport

Women’s participation in sport as athletes and fans is at an all-time high, yet men continue to outnumber women in positions of power in sport, in particular football.
Two players with a football

New study finds ‘hermit crab’ lifestyle first invented by penis worms

Leading academics from our Department of Earth Sciences in collaboration with counterparts from Yunnan University in China have identified that a ‘hermit’ lifestyle was invented by ancient penis worms first, rather than by hermit crabs.
penis worms

Scientists call for transparency over military carbon emissions

Our researchers are part of a team calling for more transparency over the hidden carbon emissions created by countries’ armed forces.
A US military helicopter flies over a green landscape

Lumiere 2021 - Innovative research showcased at enlightening new event

Dr Paul Chazot, from our Department of Biosciences, will be taking part in the inaugural Bright Ideas Gathering, on Saturday 20 November. This fringe event to the Lumiere light festival, will bring together innovators and influencers in a one-day gathering designed to inspire and inform.
Image of Dr Paul Chazot, Lumiere Bright Ideas Gathering