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Expanding our twinning partnership with Zaporizhzhia National University

The ongoing conflict in Ukraine remains of immense concern to us all. As a University, we are proud to enter the third year of partnership with our Ukrainian twinned university, Zaporizhzhia National University (ZNU), with continued sharing of best practice, institutional capacity-building and research collaborations.
Delegates from Durham and ZNU universities in Warsaw, Poland

Schoolchildren get their hands dirty learning about soil health

Around 150 pupils from a County Durham school weren’t afraid to get their hands dirty when they visited our Botanic Garden to learn about soil health.
School pupils lean on a wall smiling

Online exhibition highlights stories of Kurdistani Jews

A new online exhibition has been published telling stories from the Kurdistani Jewish diaspora.
An old woman of Kurdistani Jewish heritage folding clothes

National Student Survey: our students are very satisfied

Our students are very satisfied with their university experience at Durham, according to the National Student Survey 2024.  
Three students sitting chatting and laughing

Welcome to our new Chief Financial Officer

We are pleased to announce Neil Scott as our new Chief Financial Officer.
Person smiling to the camera

Durham University alumni and supporters take up seats in UK Houses of Parliament

Durham University alumni and supporters will help to shape the future of UK politics following the country’s recent General Election.
The UK Houses of Parliament lit up at night

Brain size riddle solved as humans exceed evolution trend

We’ve helped clarify centuries of controversy surrounding brain size evolution - and resolved some puzzling complexities in the relationship between brain size and body mass.
A model of a human brain from three different angles

County Durham Women+ art collective unveils first exhibition

The first public exhibition of art from new, women-led public art collective, STRIKE, can be seen in the outdoor exhibition space, outside the Bill Bryson Library this summer.
Members of Strike Women+ art collective, showing their artwork

How Durham researchers have informed UK General Election debate

Voters in the United Kingdom went to the polls on Thursday 4 July in a General Election – the first since 2019. Elections provide an opportunity to talk about the most important issues facing society today. As a global university, our research informs and shapes policy, transforming lives for the better, locally, nationally and globally. During the election campaign, many of our researchers have been sharing their expertise on key areas of public and political debate.
A hand placing a polling card into a box

Explore July's Community Newsletter

Want to know more about how we interact with our local community? Our monthly Community Newsletter explores the news, events, and research both at Durham University and in the city itself.
Durham Cathedral pictured on a sunny day with its reflection visible in the water.

6,000 students celebrate graduation at Summer Congregation

Almost 6,000 Durham University students have celebrated their graduation, in a week of ceremonies marking our Summer Congregation 2024.
Students in robe at the Cloisters

Durham researcher collects prestigious maths prize

Dr Sabine Boegli from our Mathematical Sciences department has won a prestigious Whitehead Prize.
Dr Sabine Boegli smiling for a camera