Year of foundation: 1832
Approx. number of students: approx. 18,500
MCI partner since: 2019
Durham is a historic city in North East England, lying on the River Wear. Its cathedral and adjacent 11th-century castle were designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986. The castle has been the home of The University of Durham since 1832.
The University of Durham (also known as Durham University) is a public research university in Durham, England. It was the first recognised university to open in England for more than 600 years, after Oxford and Cambridge, and is thus one of the institutions to be described as the third-oldest university in England.
The university estate includes 63 listed buildings, ranging from the 11th-century Durham Castle to a 1930s Art Deco chapel. The university also owns and manages the Durham World Heritage Site in partnership with Durham Cathedral.