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Research Themes

Durham University produces world leading and world changing research. Here are some examples 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

Upskirting is now illegal – now the normalisation of men's sexual privilege in society must be tackled

Upskirting may now be illegal but Dr Hannah Bows believes there's still a long way to go for gender equality. 

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Featured event

The Art Studio presents: Behind the Mask

1st February - 2nd June 2019, 10:00 - 17:00, Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill

An exhibition of works in a variety of media and styles, by members of The Art Studio charity based in Sunderland, focusing on the Oriental Museum's Ancient Egyptian collections.

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PhD opportunities

Facilities and equipment

Research institutes and centres