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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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William Ruto speaks after being declared the winner of Kenya’s close-fought presidential election. Tony Karumba/AFP via Getty Images

Kenya declares William Ruto as its new president in an election drama that’s far from over

The division within the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, the fact that the race was very close, and turnout was relatively low may increase incentives to challenge the results.
Kenyans take to the streets in the capital, Nairobi, to call for peaceful August 2022 elections. Luis Tato/AFP via Getty Images

Kenya’s election red flags in five essential reads

Patronage politics, a history of violent conflict and high-stakes elections increase the risks of poll violence in Kenya.
Britain’s Home Secretary Priti Patel (left) and Rwanda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Vincent Biruta (right) sign a deal on April 14, 2022, that would send some asylum-seekers in the U.K. thousands of miles away to Rwanda. (AP Photo/Muhizi Olivier)

Debunking the myth of the ‘evil people smuggler’

The prevailing narrative around migrant smuggling has clouded the public’s understanding of the issue by obfuscating the role smuggling plays in helping refugees gain asylum.
England player Beth Mead at the women’s World Cup semi-final against the US in 2019. Romain Biard/Shutterstock

Why football needs a gender revolution

While things are improving for the women’s game in terms of equality, a series of depressing instances of blatant misogyny show there is a long way to go.

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