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Corruption and high tax hinder entrepreneurs

New research at the Business School has found that countries with high levels of corruption and steep taxes contributed to stifling entrepreneurial activity and success.
Farzana Chowdhury

Award recognises diversity in science

We’re proud to be a global university, with staff and students from over 130 countries creating an outward-looking, globally-minded and inclusive learning community.
Aisha Bismillah

Countdown to COP26 – Inspiring Change

This month in our ‘Countdown to COP26’ series we’re looking at our own sustainability commitments and how we’re innovating and inspiring others.
Sustainability symbols in cupped hand

Brass Band sweep the board at UniBrass 2021

Huge congratulations to our student musicians from Durham University Brass Band (DUBB) who won not one, but a total of four awards, including overall winners, at a UK-wide brass band competition.
DUBB UniBrass

'Icelandia' – Is Iceland the tip of a vast, sunken continent?

A team of experts led by Professor Gillian Foulger from our Department of Earth Sciences, believes they have identified a remarkable geological secret; a sunken continent hidden under Iceland and the surrounding ocean, which they have dubbed ‘Icelandia’.
Waterfall in Iceland

Queen's Birthday Honours 2021

On the announcement of the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2021, we would like to congratulate and celebrate the achievements of the following alumni who are honourees in this year’s list.
Mr Jack Stallworthy University College, Modern Languages, 2012

Music to our Ears: Durham University Orchestral Society perform with Chancellor Sir Thomas Allen

Durham University Orchestral Society (DUOS) will be performing with opera singer Sir Thomas Allen at the iconic venue, Sage Gateshead on Sunday 27 June, in an event which is selling out fast.
Sir Thomas Allen performing in the Cathedral with student orchestra

Protecting precious collections

Lots of us will have shelves full of things we love to keep, and it’s the same in museums, except our curators can’t just put the collections in a cardboard box in the garage like we might do with our old school books!
Piece of artwork on shelves in Oriental Museum

Masters in Finance top 50 globally

Durham’s Masters in Finance has been re-confirmed as a global top 50 programme by the Financial Times Masters in Finance Ranking 2021, with a rise of three places to 46th. This success continues with the School’s careers provision and employment outcomes.
Masters in Finance Ranking 2021, Global Top 50

Tackling the puzzle of dark matter

Our astronomers are part of an international team that has taken another step towards solving the puzzle of what dark matter might be made of.
The research compared the 'gravitational lensing', or bending of light rays by gravity, by galaxies of different types. Image credit: Bart Delsaert

Meet Nour Mouakke, From Syria to Durham

In 2009, two years before the civil war in Syria broke out, Nour Mouakke moved to the UK for the first time and to Durham to study his Masters in Marketing at the Business School. After graduating he went on to work for a company in the UK, but realised he wanted to be an entrepreneur.
Nour Mouakke

To boost vaccine uptake, socio-economic issues must be tackled

A new Business School study has found that to encourage greater uptake in Covid-19 vaccinations and adherence to self-isolation guidance amongst those reluctant in the North East of England, the Government must do more to address the socio-economic issues that influence people’s thinking.
Covid-19 vaccines