Founded in 1832, Durham University is England’s third-oldest university. It aims to provide internationally recognised research, scholarship and learning within a distinctive collegiate environment. Based on two sites in Durham City and Stockton-on-Tees in the North East of England, it has over 15,000 students and employs 3,000 staff. Currently more than 2,000 international students from 120 countries are enrolled at Durham. The University offers 200 degree programmes and has strengths across the arts, health, humanities, sciences and social sciences.
Durham produces one of the best completion rates in the country with 97 percent of students completing their courses. Teaching is always research led, meaning that lecturers are acknowledged experts in their fields. Eighty-five percent of Durham’s staff carry out research rated as ‘internationally excellent. ’ Durham University consistently appears in the top ten in respected UK university guides and was named ‘University of the Year’ in 2005 by the Sunday Times. The University is an educational charitable and chartered corporation, exempt under the terms of the Charities Act 1993.
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