Durham University has further enhanced its position as one of the world’s leading universities after rising 13 places to 70th in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2015-16. This rise follows the recent publication of the QS World University Rankings 2015-16 which saw Durham rise 31 places to 61st in the world – the University’s highest ever position in world league tables. Find out more on Durham's achievement in the THE World University Rankings.
Paulina Lubacz, our Chief Operating Officer, informed me a little while ago of her wish to retire after a 40-year career in Higher Education. We have discussed the arrangements and agreed that Paulina will step down from her role next March. The recruitment of her successor will begin straight away.
New analysis carried out on skeletons discovered in a centuries-old mass grave in Durham, UK, has led experts to conclude they are the remains of Scottish soldiers taken prisoner after the 1650 Battle of Dunbar.
Durham University is ranked 5th in the UK according to the Good University Guide 2016, an improvement of one place from the previous year. Almost 90% of subjects were ranked in the top 10 with English ranked 1st. This latest ranking follows the rise of 31 places in the QS World University Rankings 2015/16 - which placed Durham 61st globally - consolidating its position as one of the world’s leading universities.