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Durham University is a world top 100 university with a global reputation and performance in research and education.

Durham is a member of the Russell Group of leading research-intensive UK universities.

The most recent UK league tables place Durham in the top echelon of British universities academically.

The University is ranked fifth in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2015 and sixth in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014; it is in the world top 25 for the employability of its students by blue-chip companies world-wide (QS World University Rankings 2013/14) and in the global top 30 for Arts and Humanities (THE World University Rankings 2013/14).

Research at Durham directly informs the teaching of undergraduates and postgraduates, and creates multidisciplinary programmes through the University’s research centres and institutes. In partnership with policy-makers, industry, the public sector, and communities around the world, Durham’s cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural research shapes local, national and international agendas.

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Conditions in Belize are affected by emissions thousands of miles away. Brad Herman

Air pollution from Europe and America is making the tropics drier

Air pollution pumped out by factories and power plants in Europe and North America has led to drier spells in the tropics, thousands of miles to the south. Scientists had long suspected this was the case…
Labour’s Tristram Hunt has come under fire for suggesting nuns are not good teachers. Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Faith schools are not brimming with unqualified teachers

On BBC Question Time on February 5, Labour’s shadow education minister Tristram Hunt made a remark appearing to link weak, unqualified teachers to religious education, specifically Catholic schooling provided…
Cultural icon, legal headache. That Hartford Guy

Courthouse Rock: Elvis’s legal legacy at 80

When asked in 1977 what he would do now that Elvis was dead, his manager Colonel Parker allegedly replied: “Why, I’ll just go right on managing him!”. In Parker’s mind, neither Elvis’ name, image, likeness…
It’s now ok to step out of line. Hopscotch via bikeriderlondon/Shutterstock

Cross-subject research finally gets recognition in the REF

Academics love games. We can’t resist playing them – but the Research Excellence Framework (REF) is our favourite. As the results of the UK’s 2014 assessment of university research are digested, academics…
Scan it, stamp it, forget about it? Charles Taylor/shutterstock

Immigration system is full of holes but can Labour fix it?

Ed Miliband has unveiled his party’s second pledge for the forthcoming general election, promising to “control immigration with fair rules”. The Labour leader promised to strengthen the enforcement of…
Measuring progress on tackling the impact of poverty. Dominic Lipinski/PA Archive

How to improve the chances of poor children at school

Overcoming educational disadvantage is not easy. Even before they enter the school gates for the first time, a variety of factors including inheritance, social class, parenting style and family income…

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