University of Durham

About University of Durham

Durham University is distinctive - a residential collegiate university with long traditions and modern values. We seek the highest distinction in research and scholarship and are committed to excellence in all aspects of education and transmission of knowledge.

Our research and scholarship affect every continent. We are proud to be an international scholarly community which reflects the ambitions of cultures from around the world. We promote individual participation, providing a rounded education in which students, staff and alumni gain both the academic and the personal skills required to flourish.

Durham University has continued to cement its position as one of the world’s leading universities, with significant rises in two major league tables.

The recent QS World University Rankings 2015-16 saw Durham rise 31 places to 61st in the world. The University was ranked even higher in some individual categories – for example it is 54th in the world for research citations.

In the THE World University Rankings 2015-16, Durham has also risen 13 places to 70th in the world. Durham’s rankings in teaching and research have also risen, with the University placed among the world’s leading institutions, recognising its excellence and strengths in these categories.

If you join Durham University you will be joining a world top 100 University, and will have access to research-led education delivered by world-leading experts in outstanding study facilities.
This research-led approach to education ensures that our range of courses are right up-to-date with current developments as the research conducted by our academic staff shapes and inspires our teaching.

Durham is a diverse university and welcomes students from 156 countries giving you the opportunity to meet people from across the world. 

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    University of Durham, Old Shire Hall, Durham, DH13HP

    Telephone: 0191 334 2000
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