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Durham University

Key Research Areas

We aim to deliver world-leading and world-changing research with a focus on five Research Themes where we have particular strength.

Surface Science

Energy and Clean Growth

Cosmology and Astronomy

Heritage and Culture

Hazard and Risk

Featured video

Research at Durham

Breathlessness, ancient manuscripts and geothermal energy are among the diverse subject areas benefiting from world leading research at Durham University.

Here academics from across the University talk about their research, and how Durham’s collaborative environment encourages them to explore new approaches to research.

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Thought leadership

Fixing gender gaps isn't just about women

Kyle Murray, Teaching Fellow in Public Law and Human Rights, explains why men will also benefit from a more equal society.

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Featured event

Breathtaking Books & Inspiring Incunabula

16th January 2019, 15:30 to 16:30, Palace Green Library (Learning Centre)

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PhD opportunities

Facilities and equipment

Research institutes and centres