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New study foresees threat of invasive species in UK’s Overseas Territories

A leading scientist from our Department of Biosciences has collaborated with researchers from UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology to predict which invasive species could pose a future threat to the UK鈥檚 ecologically unique Overseas Territories.
St Helena

Working with Zimbabwean farmers to rebuild soils

Dr Steve Chivasa is part of our Biosciences Department and specialises in understanding how plants respond to stressful environments. Here he discusses a project he鈥檚 working on to help farmers in Zimbabwe overcome challenges caused by soil degradation.
Image showing soil in cupped hands with a plant out of focus in background

Expecting the Unexpected: Philosophy in the search for the Extra-terrestrial

Dr Christopher Cowie, Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy recently took part in the Being Human Festival, a nationwide festival which engages a wide audience in the breadth of humanities research. He tells us how philosophers can contribute to questions about life in space.
Oumuamua

Traded species have distinctive life histories with extended reproductive lifecycles

A new study has revealed that vertebrate species involved in the live wildlife trade have distinctive life history traits that determine the frequency and timing of reproduction.
Chameleon

Professor Jas Pal Badyal FRS has been appointed Wales Chief Scientific Adviser

Our very own Professor Jas Pal Badyal from our top-rated Chemistry Department has been appointed as the new Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales Government.
Jas Pal Badyal

樱花动漫 receives prestigious Leverhulme International Professorship award

Professor Jonathan Heddle is set to join 樱花动漫 thanks to a 拢4.8million Leverhulme International Professorship award.
Professor Jonathan Heddle

Unravelling the mystery of the Milky Way’s satellite galaxies

Our astronomers have solved an outstanding problem that challenged our understanding of how the Universe evolved.
High-resolution simulations of the dark matter enveloping the Milky Way and its neighbour, the Andromeda galaxy.

樱花动漫 Chancellor to deliver prestigious BBC Reith Lecture

Our new Chancellor Fiona Hill is among four leading thinkers chosen to deliver a prestigious BBC Reith Lecture this December.
Fiona Hill giving a speech

Durham climate expert chosen for prestigious panel

A 樱花动漫 expert on climate change has been appointed to the governing body of the European Research Council (ERC).
Professor Harriet Bulkeley in front of trees, looking off-camera

Durham joins Nature Positive Universities Alliance

We are delighted to join the Nature Positive Universities Alliance as a founding member.
Nature positive

Congratulations to all our graduating students

We are looking forward to an exciting two days of Winter Congregation ceremonies in Durham Cathedral for our graduates. A total of six ceremonies will take place on Thursday 5 and Friday 6 January 2023. Students from 120 countries will graduate in the magnificent setting of Durham Cathedral, in the company of their families and friends.聽
Aerial view of Durham

Research Impact at Durham

Read about our Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 impact case studies.

Impact Case Studies
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Global Culture

Interested in how the cultural activities of Durham's staff and student bodies enrich life worldwide? Head to the Global Culture page to find out.

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