University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge is acknowledged as one of the world's leading higher education and research institutions. The University was instrumental in the formation of the Cambridge Network and its Vice- Chancellor, Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz is also the President of the Cambridge Network.

Telephone:01223 337733
Address:The Old Schools, Trinity Lane, Cambridge
Postcode:CB2 1TN
Country:United Kingdom
Membership type:Founder Member (£5,000+VAT pa)

The University of Cambridge consists of over 100 departments, faculties and schools plus a central administration, most of which have their own web sites. If you are looking for information from or about a specific department, you can find details and their web pages by going to their website at

James Dyson Building. Image credit: Nicholas Hare Architects

Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC) creates a live laboratory

The Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC) is preparing to create the Centre’s first-ever live laboratory on site at the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge.

27 August 2014Read in full

 Flickr image by Sriram Subramaniam, NCI 2012

Cambridge startup wins Silicon Valley mentorship

Silicon Valley has long been revered for being the cradle of tech innovation. Increasingly innovation is happening elsewhere and the University of Cambridge is being recognised as a leading supplier of entrepreneurial talent.

22 August 2014Read in full

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Breastfeeding linked to lower risk of postnatal depression

A new study of over 10,000 mothers has shown that women who breastfed their babies were at significantly lower risk of postnatal depression than those who did not.

21 August 2014Read in full

Fossil Hallucigenia.M. R. Smith / Smithsonian Institute

Misunderstood worm-like fossil finds its place in the Tree of Life

One of the most bizarre-looking fossils ever found - a worm-like creature with legs, spikes and a head difficult to distinguish from its tail – has found its place in the evolutionary Tree of Life, definitively linking it with a group of modern animals for the first time.

19 August 2014Read in full

Credit: Lorenzo Cortese and Silvia Vignolini

The beetle’s white album

The physical properties of the ultra-white scales on certain species of beetle could be used to make whiter paper, plastics and paints, while using far less material than is used in current manufacturing methods.

18 August 2014Read in full

 Monsters in Space (Artist's Concept) Credit: NASA

Big, spinning black hole blurs light

NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) has captured an extreme and rare event in the regions immediately surrounding a supermassive black hole.

15 August 2014Read in full

 Burnt out Credit: Stu

Mind and body: Scientists identify immune system link to mental illness

Children with high everyday levels of a protein released into the blood in response to infection are at greater risk of developing depression and psychosis in adulthood, according to new research which suggests a role for the immune system in mental illness.

15 August 2014Read in full

Credit: M Welland

'Trojan horse' treatment could beat brain tumours

A smart technology which involves smuggling gold nanoparticles into brain cancer cells has proven highly effective in lab-based tests.

14 August 2014Read in full

Credit: Felix Benz

Watching molecules ‘dance’ in real time could help researchers

A new technique which traps light at the nanoscale to enable real-time monitoring of individual molecules bending and flexing may aid in our understanding of how changes within a cell can lead to diseases such as cancer.

13 August 2014Read in full

Nabro volcano Credit: Phil Plait via Flickr

Volcano team gets measure of threat to Great Rift Valley

Little known volcanoes in one of Africa’s most stunning locations are to be explored in a bid to understand the threat they pose to life, livelihood and the landscape.

11 August 2014Read in full

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