Founded in 1832, Durham University is distinctive – a Collegiate University with ancient traditions and modern values. Durham is a World Top 100 University. Our Department of Geography is ranked 3rd in the world, Archaeology 5th and Anthropology, Earth Sciences, English, History and Law are all world top 50 departments (QS World Subject Rankings 2015-16). 90% of our programmes are in the UK top 10.
Our Geographers were recently in Nepal, assessing the dangers of landslides following the 2015 earthquakes. Alongside Nepali scientists, colleagues in the Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience and local communities, geographers are gaining a better understanding of the risk of landslides and are developing an early warning system to minimise future damage. Closer to home, Durham archaeologists recently discovered and analysed skeletons found on Durham’s Palace Green World Heritage Site which were shown to be the remains of Scottish soldiers marched down after the Battle of Dunbar, one of the most brutal and bloody battles of the 17th century civil wars. We know that following the battle, many Scots fled across the Atlantic to the US and collaborative work with US partners is now underway.
Furthermore, on the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, Durham is proud to offer the number 1 ranked English department in the UK (Top Universities UK and Times Higher Education 2016) with research that includes the digitisation of rare medieval texts.
- Research at Durham shapes local, national and international agendas, and directly informs the teaching of our students
- Ranked 70 globally (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-16)
- Ranked 31 globally for the employability of its students by blue-chip companies world-wide (QS World University Rankings 2015-16)
- The university estate ranges from an 11th Century castle, to a 1930s Art Deco Chapel to the new £11.5 million development for the world-renowned Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics
- Durham was named as The Times and Sunday Times 'SportsYear 2015' in recognition of the research and teaching of sport, and student and community participation in sport at all levels
- 90% of Durham programmes are ranked in the top 10 in the UK with Archaeology, Chemistry, Engineering, English, Geography, History, Middle Eastern and African Studies, and Theology ranked 1st or 2nd.
Durham University has been enriched by a number of Fulbright students and academic scholars over the years, studying in a number of departments from Archaeology to Physics, to the School of Government and International Affairs and Music. We look forward to welcoming many more Fulbrighters to Durham!
USA East Coast, International Officer: Beth Sutcliffe, email@example.com; +44 191 334 6323
USA West Coast, International Officer: Kristi McFarland, firstname.lastname@example.org; 720-376-0480
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