History of Durham University
Durham University is a public research university that was founded in the year 1832 and awarded the University status in 1837. It is also the third-oldest university in England and is part of the prestigious Russell Group of elite UK universities. Located at the Durham Castle and Cathedral, which is a World Heritage Site, along with Durham Castle, Durham Cathedral, Palace Green and University College. Ever since its inception, the University has expanded and has a long, rich history of about 190 years. A top 100 world University, Durham is a global university with partner institutions worldwide and a pan-global research network. Some of the national and international academic bodies that Durham University is affiliated with include - N8 Research Partnership Group, the Coimbra Group, the European Universities Association (EUA), the Matariki Network of Universities (MNU) and Universities UK. When it comes to sports, Durham University is affiliated with BUCS and the Wallace Group. Durham University ranks #82 globally according to QS World University Rankings 2022, while The Guardian rankings place the University among top 5 in the UK.
Durham University has a beautiful campus that is spread across 563 acres that is divided into two parts, Durham City and Queen's Campus, Stockton. The institution comprises 17 colleges, each offering a full range of subjects and facilities as a full-standing University. Further, there are four faculties namely, Arts and Humanities, Business, Science, and Social Science and Health that are equipped with more than 4500 faculty members. The University offers both, Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses, totaling to around 330+ courses across 24 academic departments. The Bailey is the historic center of the University and contains 5 colleges as well as the departments of Music and of Theology and Religion, the Institute of Advanced Study and Palace Green Library, housing the university's special collections. The Bailey is linked to Dunelm House, home of the Students Union in New Elvet, by the University's Kingsgate Bridge.