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Celebrating Durham’s linguistic and cultural connections with Spain by formalising relations with the Instituto Cervantes

Following thirty years of collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes (Cervantes Institute), we have made our partnership official by signing a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding). The MoU was signed by Professor Karen O’Brien, our Vice-Chancellor and Warden and Professor Luis García Montero, Director of the Instituto. Prof Montero is widely considered to be one of Spain's most prominent contemporary poets and is a Professor of Spanish Literature at the University of Granada.
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Prestigious recognition for ƵappChemistry researcher

Dr Allegra Franchino, an assistant professor from our Department of Chemistry, has been recognised in a national fellowship scheme.
Head and shoulders shot of Allegra Franchino on a grey background

ƵappProfessors elected to prestigious British Academy

Congratulations to Canon Professor Michael Snape and Professor Janet Montgomery who have been recognised for their contribution to the humanities and social sciences.
Canon Professor Michael Snape (left) and Professor Janet Montgomery (right)

World Day for International Justice: Shining the spotlight on our Law and Global Justice @ Ƶappgroup

Wednesday 17 July marks World Day for International Justice. Our Law and Global Justice @ Ƶappgroup (LGJD) was formed in 2015 and here they explain how they came together to better understand the role law plays in responding to global challenges.
The ƵappLaw School entrance

New way to diagnose Multiple Sclerosis could be game changer for patients

Doctors may soon have a new, high-tech way to diagnose Multiple Sclerosis using special eye scans.
An AI generated image of eye

Appointment of new Executive Dean for Faculty of Social Sciences and Health

Professor Martin Evans has been appointed as our new Executive Dean (Social Sciences and Health).
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Ƶappresearchers work with community to address food insecurity 

Our researchers have worked with community support workers to explore the drivers behind foodbank use and offer alternative solutions to support vulnerable people. 
People sorting through boxes of food

Multiple concussions in rugby players change proteins in their blood

A new study shows that retired rugby players who have suffered multiple concussions have abnormal levels of certain proteins in their blood.
Male rugby players in a game.

QAA publishes Evaluation of International Pathway Programmes

We welcome the recent publication of the Quality Assurance Agency's (QAA) evaluation of International Pathway Programmes.
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Platinum Award shines spotlight on Durham’s support for biodiversity

We have achieved recognition for our great work on promoting biodiversity by achieving the Platinum Hedgehog Friendly Campus Award 2024.
Hedgehog in grass

Dr Fiona Hill to co-lead major UK Strategic Defence Review

Our Chancellor and distinguished foreign affairs expert, Dr Fiona Hill, has been appointed by the Prime Minister Keir Starmer to co-lead a comprehensive review of the UK Armed Forces. The announcement follows several Ƶapp alumni and supporters having recently been elected to the House of Commons or taking seats in the House of Lords.
Dr Fiona Hill, Chancellor of Ƶapp

Addressing geographic inequalities in UK education

We're part of a new £1.4million project investigating geographic education inequalities across the UK.
Nadia Siddiqui