The University of Durham traces its roots some 600 years. The University of Durham received its Royal Charter in 1832. The University of Durham is comprised of the main departments and 16 colleges. The flagship campus is located in Durham, England and the other campus is in Stockton-On-Tees. The University of Durham is noted for its engineering, technology and design educations and an exemplary medical school The University of Durham consistently acquires grants and funding for research. Research digests are available on-line.
Rapid star formation spotted in 'stellar nurseries' of infant galaxies
The Universe's infant galaxies enjoyed rapid growth spurts forming stars like our sun at a rate of up to 50 stars a year, according to scientists at Durham University.
Secret of sandcastle construction could help revive ancient building technique, researchers say
The secret of a successful sandcastle could aid the revival of an ancient eco-friendly building technique, according to research led by Durham University.
Common fish species has 'human' ability to learn
Although worlds apart, the way fish learn could be closer to humans' way of thinking than previously believed, suggests a new research study.
Complex sex life of goats could have implications for wildlife management
A new study of the mating habits of mountain goats reveals the vastly different strategies of males in different populations and could shed light on the unseen impacts of hunting.
Climate change makes migrations longer for birds
Bird migrations are likely to get longer according to the first ever study of the potential impacts of climate change on the breeding and winter ranges of migrant birds.
Seals quickly respond to gain and loss of habitat under climate change
Southern Elephant seals responded rapidly to climate and habitat change and established a new breeding site thousands of kilometres from existing breeding grounds, according to new research.
Moon's polar craters could be the place to find lunar ice, scientists report
Scientists have discovered where they believe would be the best place to find ice on the moon.
Matrix protein key to fighting viruses
Researchers from Durham University's Centre for Bioactive Chemistry are developing methods that show how proteins interact with cell membranes when a virus strikes. Using their approach, the team hopes to find new ways to ...
Primary schoolchildren can be great tutors
Results from a project run in 129 primary schools in Scotland, the largest ever trial of peer tutoring, show that children as young as seven to eight years old can benefit from a tutoring session as short as twenty minutes ...
There's no magic number for saving endangered species
A new study offers hope for species such as the Siberian Tiger that might be considered 'too rare to save', so long as conservation efforts can target key threats.