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A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting – Durham is a university like no other.
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ranked 82nd in the QS World University Rankings (2022)
8 subjects
in the World Top 50 (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021)
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undergraduate and postgraduate courses
17 colleges
in our distinctive collegiate system
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Inspiring the Extraordinary
We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.
A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting - Durham is a university like no other.
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The Access and Participation Plan sets out how Durham University will improve equality of opportunity for underrepresented groups to access, succeed in and progress from higher education.
Our University Strategy 2017-2027 sets ambitious targets for growth and development, to ensure that we remain at the cutting edge.
Governance
Durham University has a strong leadership team that is driving forward the ambitious University Strategy 2017-2027.
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6thTimes and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022
5thGuardian University Guide 2022
6thThe Complete University Guide 2022
16thQS World Rankings by Subject 2021
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Find out what our graduates and current students are getting up to on our Durham blog and social platforms.
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Find out what life is really like at Durham University from those who are best to explain, our current students.
Keep up-to-date with news of what's going on around Durham and some of the exciting things our students are involved in.
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Durham is one of the world’s leading universities, with excellence in teaching, and world-leading research.
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Policies provide a statement of principles that indicate how the University will act in a particular area of its operation.
Since the UK voted to leave the European Union in 2016, our Brexit steering group has been a valuable tool in undertaking and sharing scenario planning.
Environmental sustainability
We're committed to reducing our environmental impact and improving the local environment for our staff, students, and the wider community.
Environmental Sustainability at Durham
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