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Record number of Durham subjects in world’s top 50

Durham University is at the forefront of global academic excellence and our global rankings reflect that status.
QS WUR subject

John Hemingway’s outstanding contribution to IT recognised in national award

Our Chief Information Officer (CIO), John Hemingway, has been awarded CIO of the Year at the UCISA (Universities and Colleges Information Systems Association) Awards 2022. These awards recognise, celebrate, and promote the outstanding achievements and innovation of staff supporting technology in UCISA member organisations.
John Hemingway UCISA Awards 2022

Understanding surface melting around the world’s largest ice sheet

A first-of-its-kind study led by our Department of Geography has investigated the formation of surface meltwater lakes around the world’s largest ice sheet, offering new insights into the potential impact of recent climate change on the ‘Frozen Continent’.
Image of a meltwater lake on the Sørsdal Glacier taken by Dave Lomas

Scientists discover farthest possible star ever seen to date

Scientists have discovered the farthest possible star ever seen to date, an extraordinary new benchmark in the detailing of our Universe.
A picture of the farthest star discovered by Hubble Telescope.

Centre for Advanced Instrumentation hosts Thai knowledge transfer programme

The Centre for Advanced Instrumentation (CfAI) has recently hosted two researchers from the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT) as part of an Official Development Assistance project funded by STFC-Newton Fund.
male and female researcher working on instrumentation equipment

Emergency shelter start-up wins £100,000-worth of research and business support

Sustainable emergency shelter company Nostos Homes picked up the grand prize of £100,000 worth of research and business support at the ‘just IMAGINE if…’ social enterprise competition hosted at Durham University.
Nostos Homes awarded Just Imagine If prize

Award-winning actor to receive honour

Charlotte Riley, the award-winning actor and campaigner, will receive an honorary degree at our graduation ceremonies this week.
Collage image of Charlotte Riley, Benj Sykes, Robert Senior and Mike Barton

Playing our part in sustainability

This Saturday, 25 March, between 8.30pm and 9.30pm is Earth Hour, which is an annual event to encourage people to take action on environmental issues and save our planet.
People and Planet

New online teaching resource to help autistic and neurodivergent pupils

Our Centre for Neurodiversity and Development, in partnership with Durham County Council, has launched a free online evidence-based training tool to help teachers better understand the challenges faced by autistic and neurodivergent children and young people, with practical ways to support them.
Teacher with pupils sat on the floor

Congratulations to all our graduating students!

After having to postpone our traditional graduation events for two years, we are excited to be delivering a week of Spring Congregation ceremonies in Durham Cathedral for our graduates. A total of 17 ceremonies will take place from Monday 28 March to Friday 1 April. Students from 120 countries will graduate in the magnificent setting of Durham Cathedral, in the company of their families and friends.
Congregation on The Peninsula with students dressed in graduation gowns

Renting now easier for students thanks to new partnership

Durham University has teamed up with new partner, Housing Hand, to give students easier access to renting private property by offering a Rent Guarantor scheme. The scheme will benefit both students from the UK and from overseas by providing a UK-based guarantor in order to rent a home. This will avoid the need to produce 6 or 12 months’ rent upfront, which is often the case when there is no sufficient guarantor in place.
students sitting round a table

Sleep experts launch training tool to help tired new parents

The Durham Infancy and Sleep Centre is launching a new training kit for health professionals to help new parents deal with sleepless nights.
Mum and baby sleeping