University of Durham

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Astronomy - Dec 17, 2019
Research at Durham isn't just confined to life here on Earth. From learning about quasars to understanding the Cosmic Web, our cosmologists and astronomers are helping to unravel the mysteries of the universe.
Environment - Dec 10, 2019

Greenland is losing ice seven times faster than in the 1990s, shows a new study by an international research team including Durham University.

Academic Rankings - Nov 19, 2019

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.

Academic Rankings - Nov 6, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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.

Astronomy - Dec 6, 2019

Durham researchers named among world's best. At Durham we've long had a global reputation for the high standard and impact of our research.

Environment - Nov 13, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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.

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