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Research at Durham

At Durham, our academic staff conduct boundary-breaking research which improves lives across the world. Our ten research institutes bring together staff to work collaboratively to develop new ways of thinking that contribute positively to societal change.


Your support could help fund clinical trials, uncover untold stories from our historic collections or develop new technologies. By supporting research at Durham, you are supporting research that makes a difference

Dementia Research

Discover how a philanthropic gift enabled a crucial dementia trial.
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Research on our Unique Collections

Learn more about our donor-funded fellowships.
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