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On 16 November 2023, we were delighted to welcome the German Deputy Ambassador to Durham to explore how we can enhance our research and education collaborations with German institutions.

During the visit, the German Deputy Ambassador met, amongst others, our Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost, our Executive Dean for Arts and Humanities and researchers from our Centre for Sustainable Development Law and Policy, Department of Archaeology, Department of Biosciences, Department of Earth Sciences, Department of Geography, Department of History, Department of Physics, and School of Modern Languages and Cultures.

A proud tradition of engagement with Germany

We enjoy a strong and longstanding relationship with Germany by undertaking research collaborations with almost 200 German institutions to address global challenges such as climate change and energy, health, emerging technologies and space. The visit by the German Deputy Ambassador explored how the UK’s recent association to Horizon Europe could strengthen further our research collaborations with Germany.

We also have 65 student exchange agreements with German institutions and over 2,000 German alumni. We enrolled almost 200 German students for the 23/24 academic year, the largest number from any non-UK European country.

Strategic partnership with the University of Tübingen

As part of our strategic partnership with the University of Tübingen, we have run a joint Seedcorn Fund (worth €300k) to promote research projects. The cities of Durham and Tübingen have been twinned since 1969. As part of this twinning arrangement, our Chancellor took part in a Durham County Council exchange to Tübingen as a teenager.

A globally connected University

Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people in a unique and historic setting – Durham is a university like no other. We work in partnership with research institutions around the world, to share and grow global knowledge. Visit our Study With Us and our World-wide Research and Partnerships pages to find out more about life at Durham.

Find out more

  • Learn more about studying abroad in Germany
  • Discover more about the Tübingen Virtual Intercultural Program offering courses on Sustainability, Politics, Intercultural Communication, German and more.
  • Our Centre for Sustainable Development Law and Policy advances sustainable development through research across intersecting thematic areas.
  • Our Department of Archaeology is a leading centre for the study of archaegeography. Visit our Archaeology webpages to learn more.
  • Our Department of Biosciences is a leading centre for this increasingly important area of study. Visit our Biosciences webpages to learn more.
  • Our Department of Earth Sciences is ranked in the world top 50 by the QS World University Rankings. Visit our Earth Sciences webpages to learn more.
  • We are a world-leading centre of geographic education, ranked joint 14th in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023. Visit our Geography webpages to find out more.
  • Set within the magnificent location of Durham’s World Heritage Site, our Department of History is ranked 4th in the UK in the Complete University Guide by Subject 2024. Visit our History webpages for more information.
  • Our Department of Physics is a thriving centre for research and education. Visit our Physics webpages to learn more.
  • Our School of Modern Languages and Cultures offers expertise in a wide range of subjects, including language, literature, cultural history, cinema and visual culture, and translation. Visit our Modern Languages and Cultures webpages for more information.