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University of Durham
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body, education A busy research and teaching community in
the historic cathedral city of Durham, UK (population 61000).
Its work covers key branches of science and technology and
traditional areas of scholarship. Durham graduates are in
great demand among employers and the University helps to
attract investment into the region. It provides training,
short courses, and expertise for industry. Through its
cultural events, conferences, tourist business and as a major
employer, the University contributes in a wide social and
economic sense to the community.
Founded in 1832, the University developed in Durham and
Newcastle until 1963 when the independent University of
Newcastle upon Tyne came into being. Durham is a collegiate
body, with 14 Colleges or Societies which are a social and
domestic focus for students. In 1992, the Universities of
Durham and Teesside launched University College,
Stockton-on-Tees, which has 190 students in the first year.