Durham University
Region: Northern Europe
Country/Region: United Kingdom
Found Year: 1832
Address: The Palatine Centre, Stockton Road
Introduction

Durham University is a collegiate university with long traditions and modern values. A world top 100 ranked University in the QS World Rankings 2021, Durham is proud to be an international scholarly community which reflects the ambitions of cultures from around the world. The University promotes individual participation, providing a rounded education in which students, staff and alumni gain the academic and the personal skills required to flourish. A member of the prestigious Russell Group of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities, Durham seeks the highest distinction in research and scholarship, and is committed to excellence in all aspects of education and transmission of knowledge. The results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 confirm Durham’s international profile in research, with 83% of Durham’s research being assessed as internationally excellent quality or world-leading, categorised as 3* or 4*. Areas of particular strength include Anthropology, Archaeology, Chemistry, Classics, Education, English, Law, Music, Physics and Theology. For research impact, Chemistry and Education were top among their respective subjects in the UK. Durham University provides an education that challenges boundaries, is research-led and transformative and takes advantage of the latest digital technologies. Durham offers one of the broadest ranges of courses in the UK covering the Arts & Humanities, Sciences, and Social Sciences with over 200 undergraduate and 130 taught postgraduate courses, and many research programmes. The outstanding quality of teaching at Durham University is reflected in external assessments, including a Gold award in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2018, in student feedback with an 87% satisfaction score in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2020 and in the success of students both during and after their studies. Durham University is home to over 18,000 students from over 130 countries, creating a truly diverse student community. Students are based in the beautiful and historic Durham City, with the medieval UNESCO World Heritage Site at its heart. With a total population of 43,000 Durham is compact, but has all the facilities of a thriving city, including social spaces, cafés and restaurants, sports facilities, libraries, and advice and welfare services. Located at Durham’s second campus, Queen’s Campus in Stockton-on-Tees is the International Study Centre, which provides academic pathway programmes that prepare international students for a UK degree and help them to progress to Durham City. One of the greatest assets at Durham is the college system. All Durham students are members of one of the 17 residential colleges. College communities are at the heart of the distinctive Durham experience, each offering a diverse, multidisciplinary community of academics, students and staff from different backgrounds and cultures. Durham University’s unique blend of heritage and new thinking; of personal development and public benefit; and of an intimate scholarly community with global impact, makes it a special place to work and study.

Academic Ranking of World Universities
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Academic Ranking of World Universities
The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) is recognized as the precursor of global university rankings and the most trustworthy one. ARWU presents the world's top 1000 research universities annually based on transparent methodology and objective third-party data.
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2017
201-300
2018
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2019
201-300
2020
301-400
2021
Global Ranking of Academic Subjects
All Subjects
Subject
Rank
Best Ranked Subjects
Subject Rank
Geography
8
Earth Sciences
34
Sociology
76-100
Political Sciences
101-150
Mathematics
151-200
Physics
151-200
Ecology
151-200
Oceanography
151-200
Key Statistics
17360
Total Enrollment
4840(27.9%)
International Students
13585
Undergraduate Enrollment
2710(19.9%)
International Students
3775
Graduate Enrollment
2130(56.4%)
International Students