Durham University

Durham University is distinctive – a Collegiate University with ancient traditions and modern values. We seek to achieve the highest distinction in research and scholarship which make a real difference to societies world-wide. We are equally committed to excellence in all aspects of learning, education and the transmission of knowledge.

But Durham University is much more than that. The World Heritage Site at the heart of the City of Durham has been a leading centre of scholarship for over 1000 years, while our cosmopolitan Queen’s Campus in Stockton is at the leading edge of Teesside’s transition from an industrial to a knowledge economy.

  • 3rd oldest university in England, after Oxford and Cambridge, and a leading European centre of learning for 1,000 years.
  • 3 faculties: Arts and Humanities, Science, and Social Science and Health.
  • 25 Academic departments or schools.
  • 16 Colleges – Durham’s distinctive residential and educational communities.
  • 11,463 undergraduates (2010/11): Arts and Humanities (2,585), Science (3,881), and Social Sciences and Health (4,550).
  • 4,593 postgraduates (2010/11): Arts and Humanities (524), Science (612), and Social Sciences and Health (2,380).
  • 21% of students are of non-UK origin.
  • 3,854 staff including 1,449 academic staff
  • 32% of academic staff are non-UK origin.
  • 130 countries represented in our staff and student bodies.
  • £255m annual turnover (2010/11).
  • 83rd in the THE world rankings (2011/12) and 95th in QS world ranking (2011).
  • 17th in Europe in the 2011 Finanical Times Global MBA rankings.
  • A top 3 UK university – Sunday Times University Guide 2012

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