University of Durham

Durham DH1, UK
University of Durham  
Academic Rankings - Nov 19
We've once again been ranked in the world top 100 for our strengths in Physical Sciences in an international league table. The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by Subject 2020 place Durham University 79 th among the world's leading universities, up 11 places from last year.
Environment - Nov 13

Research into the potential of using geothermal energy as a low-carbon heat source has won a national award for one of our leading researchers.

Astronomy - Oct 28

A cutting-edge new telescope instrument designed and built by an international team including Durham University has taken its first observations of the night sky. The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) has 5,000 fibre-optic eyes designed to give scientists a unique view of our rapidly growing universe.

Art and Design - Oct 15

Teaching for creativity in schools must be prioritised to equip young people with the skills they need in later life, according to a new report. Following 18 months of research, the Durham Commission on Creativity and Education has launched its report and recommendations with a long-term vision for promoting creativity in education.

Astronomy - Oct 4

The Cosmic Web is believed to contain huge threads of gas that connect multiple galaxies across the universe. Now our astronomers have observed these threads extending over three million light years.

Academic Rankings - Oct 2

We've achieved our highest-ever global ranking in Arts and Humanities in a prestigious international league table. The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by Subject 2020 place Durham University 27 th among the world's leading universities - up three places from last year.

Academic Rankings - Nov 6

Durham is once again celebrating after three of its subjects were ranked in the world top 100 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2020. The rankings, which are released in stages each autumn, ranked Social Sciences (which includes Sociology, Geography, Politics and International Studies), Education and Law at Durham amongst the very best in the world.

Materials Science - Oct 21

One of our leading researchers is to be honoured by India's oldest science academy. Professor Jas Pal Badyal FRS has been elected as a Foreign Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI).

Astronomy - Oct 10

Is there a black hole in our solar system? Physicists have speculated that the orbits of huge chunks of rock and ice in the outer solar system might have been influenced by a new planet called Planet 9.

Pedagogy - Oct 3

Evidence shows that children who are among the youngest in their year at school do less well on average than their autumn-born classmates. To tackle this ‘summer-born disadvantage', researchers suggest these children's test scores should be adjusted according to their age.

Environment - Oct 2

Conservative Party annual conference delegates have heard how Durham's research could provide a long-term, sustainable source of low-carbon energy. Professor Jon Gluyas, Director of Durham Energy Institute (DEI), took part in a fringe event alongside the conference in Manchester, which explored engineering and technology solutions for a decarbonised world.

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