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Location: Durham
Durham DH1, UK
Mathematics - Feb 24
For 100 years mathematicians have been trying to solve the question of whether it is possible to fit all four points of a rectangle into any given closed curve shape. Or, more bluntly, can you fit a square peg into a round hole? Research so far had found that it was only possible to fit the proverbial square peg into a round hole if the peg in question was of certain proportions, until now...
Computer Science - Feb 24

Worldwide, thousands of patients require a kidney transplant. Some patients may have a friend or relative willing to donate a kidney but bloodand tissue-type problems may make that donation impossible.

Health - Feb 22

Since January, our students and staff have taken over 5,000 lateral Flow Tests, and our pioneering testing programme is continuing to help stop the spread of Covid-19, protecting our University and local community.

Career - Feb 16

New research from Professor Roger Gill, helps us to understand the impact of ongoing Covid-19 restrictions on mental health and wellbeing. The study, delivered in partnership with Professor Matt Grawitch and colleagues at St Louis University in Missouri, surveyed people living and working across the UK, France, Germany, Canada and the US.

Research Management - Jan 29

We've been named as one of the world's most international universities by the Times Higher Education (THE). Ranked 25 th , the league table recognises Durham as one of the world's best based on our high proportion of international students and staff, our collaborations with universities across the globe and our strong international reputation.

Psychology - Feb 22

PhD Candidate Aarron Toal on the psychology behind our cravings. In 2020, the UK Government announced a ban on junk food advertising before 9pm. This followed the ban on in-store deals like ‘buy one get one free' on unhealthy foods.

Astronomy - Feb 19

Our astronomers have helped make a huge map of the night sky showing more than 25,000 active supermassive black holes in distant galaxies.

Environment - Feb 9

Man-made borders like the USA-Mexico border wall could make it difficult for almost 700 mammal species to adapt to climate change.

Psychology - Jan 26

Children determine emotion through hearing rather than seeing, our researchers have found. Children determine emotion through hearing rather than seeing, our researchers have found. First-of-its-kind study In a first-of-its-kind study, our Department of Psychology looked at how children pick up on the emotions of a situation.

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