Organisation Organisation > Research Center
Name DU – Durham University
Type Research Center
Where Durham , UK

Durham is one of the world’s great universities and one of the most distinctive. We produce world-leading and world-changing research across all four of our Faculties, our education is challenging, enabling, research-led and transformative and our wider student experience, delivered through our Colleges, Durham Students’ Union and Experience Durham, is among the best in the UK.


Our research, teaching and reputation are world-class: we are regularly ranked as one of the top three Archaeology departments in the UK (e.g. Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, Complete University Guide 2019) and one of the top six globally (World University QS rankings 2019). Our expertise covers from the Palaeolithic to the present-day, and from South Asia to the Mediterranean, Europe and the British Isles, and we run fieldwork projects across the world. We have a range of cutting-edge laboratories, extensive commercial infrastructure and a network of heritage-sector collaborators to match. Our staff are passionate about sharing their expertise with our students, and for the benefit of wider society.

Partners British Universities Iraq Consortium (BUIC),



The Palatine Centre Durham University Stockton Road Durham DH1 3LE UK

Year 2015 - 2018
Nation Morocco
Category Architecture Cultural Heritage
Target local
Title The Middle Draa Project
Year 1978 - Ongoing
Nation Egypt
Category Agriculture, Landscape, Biodiversity Cultural Heritage Education Energy Resources Environmental Pollution
Target local
Title Dakhla Oasis Project: An Archaeological and Environmental Study
Year 2020
Category Cultural Heritage
Target global
Title Sedentarisation, Urbanisation and State Formation in the Ancient Sahara
Year - 2013
Category Cultural Heritage Energy Resources
Target national
Title Groundwater management in Southeast Arabia from the Bronze Age to …