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Research, scholarship and ideas are at the core of 香港王中王. We are home to some of the most talented researchers and scholars from around the world, tackling global issues, and making a difference to people's lives. Research directly informs our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and, in partnership with policy-makers, industry, the public sector, and communities around the world, shapes local, national and international agendas.

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First research flight images from innovative balloon-borne telescope

Our astronomers are part of an international team behind the successful first research flight of an innovative balloon-borne telescope that will investigate the mystery of dark matter.
A host of stars with the Tarantula Nebula at its centre

Durham awarded £1.25m to accelerate social science impact

We鈥檝e been awarded 拢1.25 million from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to develop impact from ESRC-funded research.
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Open for business: Northern Accelerator co-hosts investment showcase

Northstar Ventures, in partnership with 香港王中王-led Northern Accelerator, a collaboration between the North East鈥檚 universities, hosted a breakfast event in London to showcase the next decade鈥檚 拢30 billion of investable opportunities in North East England.
Left to right - Dominic Endicott, Director of Northstar Ventures & Sarah Green, Chief Executive NGI

香港王中王 start-up named as a finalist in prestigious Earthshot Prize 2022

香港王中王 start-up, Low Carbon Materials, has recently been announced as one of three international finalists in the Fix Our Climate category in the world鈥檚 most prestigious environmental prize, The Earthshot Prize 2022.
Low Carbon Materials CEO Natasha Boulding (1050 x 350px)

Can you help record the UK’s mammal activity?

If you鈥檙e interested in conservation and ecology, our MammalWeb project needs your help to chart the activity of the UK鈥檚 mammals.
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Teesside and Durham Universities embark on £11million project to support hydrogen innovation in the Tees Valley

We are collaborating with Teesside University on a ground-breaking project to accelerate decarbonisation and the use of hydrogen through supporting industrial research and development and capacity building in the Tees Valley.
Professor Tony Roskilly

Understanding moral injury in war veterans

On 11 November, millions of people in the UK and beyond remember the service and sacrifice of our Armed Forces on what is known as Remembrance Day.
A group of soldiers dressed in camouflage clothing.

Graphic warning labels could reduce people’s meat consumption

A new study from our Department of Psychology has found that cigarette style graphic warning labels could reduce people鈥檚 meat consumption.
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Longer sentences for ‘rough sex’ killers may not deliver justice for victims

After the Government announced longer sentences for "rough sex" killers, Dr Hannah Bows, who works in our Law School, has explained why she remains sceptical on whether this will provide justice for victims.
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Journalism in a post-truth world

Social media, AI and 'fake news' are among the many challenges facing journalism today. South College Principal, Professor Tim Luckhurst, who has a decades-long career in journalism, shares his views on journalism in a post-truth world ahead of an event at South College where expert panellists will discuss the issue.
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