Durham University

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 and the most recent UK league tables place Durham in the top echelon of British universities academically (QS and THE World University Rankings 2016/17).

Research at Durham shapes local, national and international agendas, and directly informs the teaching of our students

The University is ranked fourth in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 and ranked 39th globally for the employability of its students by blue-chip companies world-wide (QS World University Rankings 2016/17).

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Devastation in Sichuan province after the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake, thought to be induced by industrial activity at a nearby reservoir. dominiqueb/flickr

Earthquakes triggered by humans pose growing risk

A new project tracks earthquakes accidentally induced by human activity. It suggests the problem is bigger than some scientists thought.
Addis Ababa’s light-rail network built by China Railway Engineering Corporation has become a key transport link for city residents. EPA/Solan Kolli

Ethiopia’s political ripple a big test for infrastructure-led Chinese approach

In Ethiopia, the US pushes the diffusion of individual freedoms and China jockeys for collective economic betterment. Both the US and China could lose out if chaos spreads in the Horn of Africa.

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