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We have launched a new Global Research Brochure where we shine a light on some of our incredible researchers who are making a difference in the world.

Did you know that our anthropologists have helped to reduce rates of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome?

Or that our physicists have carried out the biggest ever computer simulations to investigate how the Universe evolved?

Or what about the work of our classicists helping school children communicate more effectively by studying Greek and Roman languages?

Or that our Business School is supporting multinational businesses in diversifying their workforce?

These are just some examples of the work our researchers carry out with partners all over the world.

You can find out more in our new global research brochure. This flagship publication shines a light on how Durham University makes a difference globally.

World-leading research

We have world-leading scientists, social scientists, business and arts and humanities researchers who are authorities in their field.

From child development to the future of the planet; from the fundamental elements of life to seeing further into space and time than ever before; we are furthering understanding and shaping the world, from the intimate to the infinite.  

This is recognised through our world top 100 ranking in the QS World University Rankings and our Top 20 position in the QS World University Rankings for Sustainability 2024.  

Global partnerships

We work with partners all over the globe. By working in collaboration with others we can achieve so much more for our communities.

Our partnerships, including with the Palace Museum in Beijing, the African Research Universities Alliance and our membership of international networks such as the Matariki Network of Universities and RENKEI consortium also bring together knowledge and best practice.  

Find out more

  • Take a look at our Global Research Brochure which showcases a selection of the University’s most impactful research across all four faculties.
  • Watch some of our researchers explain more about their projects, including the work we do to understand voice hearing, how we help companies to profile consumer behaviour, and modelling the impacts of climate change on biodiversity
  • Find out about our global partnerships