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

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Building ‘invisible’ materials with light

A new technique which uses light like a needle to thread long chains of particles could help bring sci-fi concepts such as cloaking devices one step closer to reality.

29 July 2014Read in full

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Graphene and related materials promise cheap, flexible printed cameras

Dr Felice Torrisi, Cambridge University Lecturer in Graphene Technology, has been awarded a Young International Researchers' Fellowship from the National Science Foundation of China to look at how graphene and two-dimensional materials could enable printed and flexible eyes.

28 July 2014Read in full

Race to puberty (cropped) Credit: Mario Orellana

Age of puberty in girls influenced by 'imprinted' genes

The age at which girls reach sexual maturity is influenced by ‘imprinted’ genes, a small sub-set of genes whose activity differs depending on which parent passes on that gene, according to new research published in the journal Nature.

25 July 2014Read in full

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Highest-precision measurement of water in planet outside the solar system

The discovery of water vapour in the atmospheres of three exoplanets includes the most precise measurement of any chemical in a planet outside the solar system, and has major implications for planet formation and the search for water on Earth-like habitable exoplanets in future.

25 July 2014Read in full

Liquid Crystal Environment, Gustav Metzger Credit: Paul Allitt

Art, science and social responsibility in 1960s Britain

The relationships between art, science and society in the 1960s will be examined by Kettle’s Yard this Saturday.

24 July 2014Read in full

Know your HIV status (cropped) Credit: Jon Rawlinson

Cambridge diagnostic tool offers on-the-spot HIV testing

A new transformative point-of-care diagnostic which gives instant results for the detection of genetic material from the HIV virus is being rolled out across Africa.

23 July 2014Read in full

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Jesus College and Wesley House in major development agreement in central Cambridge

Cambridge University's Jesus College and Wesley House, the Methodist theological college on Jesus Lane, have exchanged contracts on a major property transaction - the largest in Jesus College's history since its foundation in 1496.

23 July 2014Read in full

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Zero-tolerance approach to MRSA 'unachievable', study suggests

Analysis of a supposed outbreak of MRSA in a Cambridge hospital raises questions about whether the superbug can be completely eradicated, despite a national policy of zero-tolerance.

22 July 2014Read in full

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Olympic level experiments look into the aerodynamics of cycling

What can the rise and fall of heart rate tell you about your fitness? Just how important is rolling resistance to track cyclists? Can the Velodrome be turned into a wind tunnel? These are questions 4th year undergraduates at Cambridge University have tackled this year with projects put forward by British Cycling.

21 July 2014Read in full

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Study tracks the breakup of Arctic summer sea ice

As sea ice begins to melt back toward its late September minimum, it is being watched as never before. Scientists have put sensors on and under ice in the Beaufort Sea for an unprecedented campaign to monitor the summer melt.

21 July 2014Read in full

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