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Celebrating international connections with the Canadian High Commissioner

We had a great opportunity to celebrate our connections with Canada last week as we welcomed the Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom to Durham. The Honourable Ralph E. Goodale has been in post since April 2021 and was joined on the visit by Laura Lumsden, First Secretary (Trade) at the Canadian High Commission in London, whose remit includes education.

Singers Head to New York After ‘Pitch Perfect’ Win at UK Finals

Our a cappella group Northern Lights triumphed at the UK ICCA (International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella) Semi-Finals in Wimbledon on Saturday 25 March 2023. As UK winners they will now compete at the international World Finals in New York on 29 April.
A cappella group wins UK championships

World Heritage Day Returns to Durham on Easter Monday

To mark the return of World Heritage Day, we are delighted to be hosting a celebration of Durham’s history and culture with a free event for the whole family at the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Steel band playing on Palace Green at World Heritage Day 2022

Rushford Court Development Progress

Planning permission has been granted to improve and develop Rushford Court in Durham, providing a temporary home for Durham University’s College of St Hild and St Bede during renovations at their site, and with the intention to ultimately establish it as the University’s 18th college.
Photograph of Rushford Court

Light-bending gravity reveals one of the biggest black holes ever found

A team of astronomers, led by Dr James Nightingale from our Department of Physics, has discovered one of the biggest black holes ever found by taking advantage of a phenomenon called gravitational lensing.
biggest black hole ever found

Durham strengthens ties with twinned Ukrainian university

The war in Ukraine remains of immense concern to us all. Today (March 29) marks the one-year anniversary of the UK-Ukraine Twinning Initiative, under which we are twinned with Ukrainian university Zaporizhzhia National University (ZNU).
Ukraine flag and logos for Durham and ZNU universities

New Policy to protect Researchers Rights

As part of our commitment to support open and reproducible research, we are announcing a new Research Publication Policy. This is to help Researchers retain the rights over their work.
Person browsing books in a library

Durham and Newcastle universities become partners to provide teacher training in North East England

Durham University and Newcastle University are entering into a new partnership to support the delivery of Initial Teacher Training (ITT) in North East England, opening up exciting opportunities for the future training of teachers in the region.
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Our local, global university

Our Vice-Chancellor Professor Karen O'Brien looks into how Durham makes an impact both locally and globally.
Profile picture of Professor Karen OBrien Vice Chancellor of Durham University

Durham University Gospel Choir to compete in UGCY 2023 finals

We're delighted that Durham University Gospel Choir is shortlisted as a finalist in the 11th Annual UGCY - University Gospel Choir of the Year competition which will take place on Saturday 25 March 2023 at Oasis House, Croydon.
Durham University Gospel Choir in front of Durham Cathedral

University and industry partnership propels the future of renewable energy

A £7.7 million partnership between universities and industry could make offshore wind energy cheaper to produce.
Image of wind turines

Twelve of our subjects are ranked in the world top 50

We are at the forefront of global academic excellence and our global rankings reflect that status.
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