Durham University

Durham University, Stockton Road, Durham, United Kingdom

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Durham University (legally the University of Durham) is a collegiate public research university in Durham, North East England, with a second campus in nearby Stockton-on-Tees. It was founded by an Act of Parliament in 1832 and granted a Royal Charter in 1837. It was one of the first universities to commence tuition in England for more than 600 years and claims to be the third oldest university in England (which would make it the seventh or eighth oldest in the UK), although this is disputed. The Durham 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. The university's ownership of the World Heritage Site includes Durham Castle, Palace Green, and the surrounding buildings including the historic Cosin's Library.

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Motto: Her foundations are upon the holy hills

Endowment: £67.6m (exclusive of Colleges) (as of 31 July 2016)

Administrative staff: 2735 (2014/15)

Students: 17,595 (2014/15)

Undergraduates: 12,870 (2014/15)

Postgraduates: 4,725 (2014/15)

Male students 46 : 54 Female students

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