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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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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…
Bringing education to life. Students in class via Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock

How to make teaching great

An article we wrote last week for The Conversation on Seven “great” teaching methods not backed up by evidence prompted a large amount of comment and discussion. One of the main questions has been, ok…
We know what doesn’t work. Teaching via Shutterstock/michaeljung

Seven ‘great’ teaching methods not backed up by evidence

What makes “great teaching”? It’s a complicated question, made more difficult by trying to measure how teachers make decisions in the classroom and what impact those decisions have on what pupils learn…

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