About Durham University
• A world top 100 university (QS World University Rankings and THE World University Rankings 2015/16).
• Ranked in the world top 40 for the employability of our students by blue-chip companies world-wide (QS World University Rankings, 2015/16)
• Durham University is a member of the prestigious Russell Group, representing research-intensive, world-class universities in the UK
• Particularly recognised for the impact of research beyond academia (including in Chemistry and Engineering, ranked 1st and 4th in the UK for ‘Impact’ in their respective disciplines).
Durham is a residential collegiate university with long traditions and modern values. Durham seeks the highest distinction in research and scholarship and is particularly proud of the impact of our research to provide benefits to the economy, to industry and to quality of life.
Durham University brings together relevant expertise from across the departments to support the automotive industry worldwide. Research themes include aerodynamics, electric vehicles including charging integration, stress, vibration, acoustic analysis, low carbon vehicles, real-time sensing for future vehicle autonomy, as well as operations and supply chain management, and statistical
mathematics to enable better asset management.
Durham holds a portfolio of research facilities used for collaborative work with automotive industry partners including test vehicles and wind tunnels. Durham currently works with a number of Tier 1 suppliers both in the UK and internationally in addition to the wider automotive supply chain in the North-East and beyond.
Durham also offers part funded PhD student projects in collaboration with industry. PhD projects provide opportunities to explore novel research collaborations. Organisations will benefit from a motivated, high-quality PhD student undertaking cutting-edge research relevant to their organisations’ priorities and objectives.