Durham University

The University of Durham is a public research university founded in 1832 and granted a Royal Charter in 1837. It is a collegiate university, with its main subjects divided between departments and its 16 colleges. It is currently ranked between 3rd and 7th in the latest league table of British Universities. Often referred to as the alternative to Oxford or Cambridge it became a member of the Russell Group in 2012.

Dr Robert Pal of Durham University’s Department of Chemistry

Durham University scientist appointed Royal Society University Research Fellow

Dr Robert Pal worked on technology that could improve the diagnosis of prostate cancer and ultimately wants to develop a male contraceptive pill

The Calman Centre at Durham University

Newcastle and Durham universities retain top world rankings

The leading North East universities have been ranked among the best in the world by prestigious international measure

Professor Clare Bambra from Durham University

Widening North/South divide in healthcare highlighted by new report

Experts say more powers should be given to North East to provide tailored healthcare to residents

Two models of the dark matter distribution in the halo of a galaxy like the Milky Way, separated by the white line. The colours represent the density of dark matter, with red indicating high-density and blue indicating low-density.

Interactive dark matter could explain Milky Way’s missing satellite galaxies

Scientists at Durham University could have unearthed a way to explain why there are not more galaxies around the Milky Way

Dr Chris Herron and Jon Mabbitt at Applied Graphene Materials in the Wilton Centre, Teesside updated

Applied Graphene Materials secure funding for two research projects as interest grows

Th Durham University spin-out has secured funding from Innovate UK to work in partnership with two international firms

Dr Robert Pal

Durham University spin-out FScan Ltd secures deal for cancer diagnosis technology

FScan Ltd has agreed a worldwide exclusive licensing agreement with Glide Pharma that will see the Oxfordshire-based firm exploit its lanthanide technology

Arnab Basu, chief executive of Kromek

Kromek sales grow 122% in successful year since AIM flotation

Durham technology firm Kromek has seen sales more than double in a year thanks to a growing number of global contracts

Landowner John Hensby discovered a 30 metre sinkhole on his land near Cowshill

Earth collapses to reveal 100ft sinkhole in County Durham

Cowshill couple report hearing 'rumbling and smashing' for hours as sinkhole grew from 35ft wide to 100ft wide overnight

Obesity rates are high in the North East

Pharmacies 'should be allowed to help tackle obesity'

Durham academics said community pharmacies could be a vital recource in tackling the obesity crisis

New Twists and Tails the Story of Angelina Ballerina Exhibition is charming visitors of all ages at Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children's Books in Newcastle

Angelina Ballerina exhibition has visitors twirling and dancing with joy

Seven Stories' summer exhibition offers visitors the first chance to see the centre's enviable Angelina Ballerina archive

Author Dan Vyleta whose latest novel is The Crooked Maid

Durham author Dan Vyleta talks about his latest novel

Laura Fraine talked to Dan Vyleta about writing and his latest novel, The Crooked Maid

Jonathan Rex with Penny Marshall, ICE regional director for the North East

Durham student wins award from Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) North East

Jonathan Rex, who excelled on a MEng Civil Engineering degree, is preparing to start work with BP

Alice Oseman

Durham University student Alice Oseman secures book deal age 19

North East student Alice Oseman has become the talk of the literary world with a book deal at the age of 19

Hirst Park Middle School students Ben and Caitlin, alongside Trevor Swann, director of strategy and standards at Ashington Learning Partnership with Dr Kierann Shah from the National Space Academy and Nicole Sergeant, STEM learning co-ordinator with ALP.

Firms help to stage space and engineering expo

North East businesses helped hundreds of children to explore the worlds of space and engineering

New excavations at Binchester Fort near Bishop Auckland. Pictured volunteer Michelle Arthy

Under the surface of County Durham's 'Pompeii of the North'

The Journal was given a guided tour of the ancient Roman site, unearthed by archaeologists near Bishop Auckland

Arnab Basu, chief executive of Kromek which develops materials and products for radiation detection

Durham University firm Kromek wins $620,000 bottle scanner contract

Bottle scanner technology is to be used for airport security at a number of Asian airports

The bath house excavated at the site of Binchester Roman Fort, near Bishop Auckland, County Durham

'Pompeii of the North' is found at County Durham excavation site

Archaeologists have unearthed the “Pompeii of the north" at a County Durham excavation site

Mauricio Armellini, who is take over as Bank of England agent for the North East

LEP economist Mauricio Armellini heads for Bank of England

Mauricio Armellini takes over from Rosie Smith as North East agent for the Bank of England

First Minister Alex Salmond at Scotland's Future Stakeholder Engagement event

Scottish independence referendum: Border skirmish in the offing?

Durham University’s Thom Brooks argues that if there is a Yes vote, Scotland’s liberal immigration policies could bring about changes across the whole of Britain

Thomas Manners, who founded T. Manners & Sons

North East's oldest building contractor, T. Manners & Sons Ltd, bounces back from recession

Bishop Auckland firm is hopeful following a series of major contract wins


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