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Welcome to our Year of Elections expertise hub

The year 2024 sees many elections taking place around the world. Nearly half the world’s population, in more than 80 countries, are due to head to the polls. It has been called the Year of Elections. Elections provide an opportunity to talk about the most important issues facing society today.

As a global university, our research informs and shapes policy, transforming lives for the better, locally, nationally and globally. Ƶapp has experts in a wide range of topics, covering politics, energy and environment, education, international politics and affairs, law, economy, and social policy.
Academic Commentary and Expertise
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Research impact

At Durham, our academic staff conduct innovative and impactful research which improves lives across the world. Collaboration with a broad mix of partners is central to enhancing global knowledge and developing global citizenship. 

Latest news and thought leadership

How Ƶappresearchers have informed UK General Election debate

Voters in the United Kingdom went to the polls on Thursday 4 July in a General Election – the first since 2019. Elections provide an opportunity to talk about the most important issues facing society today. As a global university, our research informs and shapes policy, transforming lives for the better, locally, nationally and globally. During the election campaign, many of our researchers have been sharing their expertise on key areas of public and political debate.
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National spotlight for Durham's community sport programme

Our sports and wellbeing work with our local communities has been highlighted as an example of best practice among UK universities.
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For media enquiries, requests for academic expertise, and requests to film or interview on campus, please get in touch with the Communications Team.

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