Research by Durham University into the origins, evolution and understanding of the Universe has lit up one of the world’s most iconic buildings. Stunning images of the cosmos were projected on to Durham Cathedral, on the City’s World Heritage Site, as part of Lumiere, the UK’s largest light festival, from Thursday 12 to Sunday 15 November.
Durham University has been recognised as a global leader in Social Sciences and is now in the top 50 in the world for the subject area according to the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World Rankings subject league tables. The University has climbed 20 places to 36th in the rankings demonstrating its strength in social sciences research and teaching.
Britain’s best preserved medieval and Renaissance monastic library is going online. Durham University and Durham Cathedral are collaborating on a project which is opening up new research opportunities into the nationally renowned collection of medieval texts.
A new practical guide on how to evaluate interdisciplinary research will be officially launched by Durham University this week, aimed at providing much needed evaluation methods for research that crosses disciplines. The collaborative project, led by Durham’s Institute of Advanced Study (IAS), involving the UK’s funding bodies, the Higher Education Funding Council (HEFCE) and experts from other universities, has resulted in a comprehensive guide for reviewers, called Evaluating Interdisciplinary Research: a practical guide.
Durham University has been recognised as a global leader in Arts and Humanities, rising six places to 28th in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings subject league tables. This success builds on the QS World University Rankings 2015-16 in which Durham was ranked 44th in the world for Arts and Humanities.