University of Durham
University of Durham
Space is a risky place. Our planet faces a number of potential threats from asteroids and comets to the impact of space weather on vital technologies.
Tropical diseases, water and food security, and flooding are some of the issues being tackled by our new training centre dedicated to global challenges.
Two of our leading researchers are joining HRH The Countess of Wessex for an International Women's Day event in Buckingham Palace to mark 20 years of Women, Peace and Security.
Durham University has recorded its highest ever number of subjects in the top 100 of a major international league table. Eighteen of our subjects are now ranked among the very best globally in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019, up from 16 in the top 100 last year.
Durham University's astrophysicists have been ranked joint sixth in the world for the quality and influence of their research in space science.
Did you know that the North of England's research strengths in chemical and process industries could help to contribute more than £20billion to the UK economy over the next 20 years? That's how much could be generated by taking a range of actions involving research and industry across the region, according to a new report co-written by Durham University and Tees Valley Combined Authority.
How best to keep babies safe when they're asleep has been a focus of research by our specialists for more than 20 years. Working together with other organisations, our Durham Infancy & Sleep Centre has helped to reduce rates of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) by giving health professionals and parents informed guidance.
A Durham University professor is giving her expertise to an Inquiry looking at how men, women and children in the UK received infected blood products. Emma Cave, Professor of Healthcare Law at Durham Law School, will advise the Infected Blood Inquiry on medical ethics.
Low-value bets and video game-style play may make smartphone gambling apps seem like harmless fun.
Imagine being able to step back in time and see how a great mind of the past understood our world, or experience how food and drink tasted hundreds of years ago. Well, research led by Durham University is allowing people to do just that.