Durham University is recognised as a world leading research intensive University. The quality and influence of Durham's research across its three faculties of Sciences, Social Sciences & Health, and Arts & Humanities, was recently recognised with a ranking of 26th for the 'citations' of Durham research by global academics (THE World Rankings 2011-12).
This ranked Durham ahead of a quarter of the World's top 20 universities, including Cornell and Michigan universities in the US, and the University of Toronto, Canada.
The UKs third oldest University, Durham University is ranked as a top 3 UK university (The Sunday Times University Guide 2012).
Durham University is spread over two locations: in the city of Durham and at its Queen's Campus in Stockton.
In both locations the University is engaged in:
-High-quality teaching and learning
-Advanced research and partnership with business
-Regional and community partnerships and initiatives
-Services for conferences, events and visitor accommodation.
The University is also located at the NETPark Research Institute at the North East Technology Park which houses the Centre for Advanced Instrumentation (CfAI).
Like Business Durham and CPI, Durham University forms part the NETPark Business Innovation Gateway.
The involvement of the University in the Business Innovation Gateway harnesses its highly rated research capabilities in the sciences most relevant to NETPark such as physics, chemistry and maths, together with its enormous international reputation.
The University can work with business and industry to access a range of expertise, analytically support and technical equipment. The University also delivers knowledge transfer partnerships (KTPs) as well as supporting new business ideas through the Blueprint Business Planning Competition.
To find out more about Durham University and its world leading research activities, please visit www.durham.ac.uk