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Ancient landscape discovered beneath East Antarctic Ice Sheet

We’re part of an international research team that has discovered an ancient landscape that has lain hidden beneath the East Antarctic Ice Sheet for millions of years.
Graphic showing the Antarctic ice sheet lifted up to reveal the ancient landscape underneath

Ensuring a student housing market that works for everyone

Our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Karen O'Brien, explores how we're supporting students to make informed accommodation choices - plus news of upcoming events.
Professor Karen O'Brien, Vice-Chancellor and Warden of Durham University, stood smiling with arms folded, in front of bookshelves

Biggest ever supercomputer simulation to investigate the Universe

We’re part of an international team of astronomers who have carried out the biggest ever computer simulations from the Big Bang to the present day to investigate how the Universe evolved.
A supercomputer simulation of the Universe showing the cosmic web structure in yellow against a blue background

Professor Michael Magee awarded a prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize for extraordinary mathematical research

We are delighted to share that Professor Michael Magee from our top-rated Mathematical Sciences department has won a Philip Leverhulme Prize.
Picture of Professor Michael Magee

Top-class facilities in Computer Science and Maths to foster student entrepreneurship

We offer the inspiration for our students to achieve the extraordinary in real world. With our state-of-the-art Hazan Venture Lab, we seek to nurture the talents and capabilities of aspiring student entrepreneurs.
Picture of Computer Science and Mathematical Sciences building

New guidelines advise against routine weighing and measuring of athletes

New guidelines are shaking up the world of sport by advising against routine, systematic weighing and measuring of athletes.
A female gymnast performing a gymnastic manoeuvre with a ball.

Vatican ceremony honour for Durham theologian

One of our leading theologians has been honoured in a ceremony at the Vatican.
Professor Anna Rowlands receives her Expanded Reason award at the Vatican

Celebrating Durham’s Global Connections: inviting nominations for Durham Global Awards 2024

Following the success of our inaugural Durham Global Week, we are calling our vibrant community to nominate candidates for next year’s Durham Global Awards, celebrating diversity and cross-cultural impact.
The trophies for the Durham Global Awards

Durham welcomes stronger connections with Norway

On 11-12 October 2023, the Norwegian Deputy Ambassador and Counsellor for Research and Education visited Durham to explore how we can increase further research and education collaborations with Norwegian institutions.
Durham University and Norwegian Embassy delegates

Major boost for innovation-led company creation in the North of England

Having transformed research commercialisation across the North East of England and North Yorkshire, the Northern Accelerator partnership has secured an additional £4.3m to expand its support and create more successful businesses in crucial sectors.
Northern Accelerator spinout EcoTech69

National Champions Enactus Durham to compete in the World Cup in Utrecht

Our National Championship winning team from Enactus Durham, is heading to Utrecht in the Netherlands on 17 October to compete against 32 other countries in the Enactus World Cup. They will be showcasing the Taka Taka Zero project in their 12-minute pitch.
Enactus Durham National Champions 2023, winning team celebrating with trophy

Durham hosts new £10m supercomputer to investigate the Universe

We’re home to a new £10m supercomputer that will help scientists around the world investigate the mysteries of the Universe.
Chi Onwurah MP pushes the button on the launch of the COSMA 8 supercomputer