Making an impact on the world
From improving people’s health and influencing changes in the law, to supporting business and bringing long lost music to new audiences, our research is having an impact around the world.
Read about some of our REF 2021 impact case studies.
In partnership with P&G: the chemistry of cleaning
Consumer behavioural profiling results in significant financial gains
Opening up the Classics to the digital world
We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference, globally and locally.
See more about our research impact
Check out our videos to find out more about our research impact.
Research at Durham is transformative and inspirational led by world-leaders in their fields. Find out more about the amazing research we do.
Student research blogs
Read more from the inspirational students involved in our research.
About the Research Excellence Framework 2021
Durham is participating in the Research Excellence Framework (REF), the system for assessing the quality of research in UK universities. First held in 2014 it was repeated in 2021 (delayed until May 2022 due to the Covid-19 pandemic).