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 Stephen Toope, is also the President of the Cambridge Network.

Telephone: 01223 337 733
Address: The Old Schools, Trinity Lane, Cambridge
Postcode: CB2 1TN
Country: United Kingdom
Membership type:Founder Member

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

Cambridge University Botanic Garden

Botanic Garden’s Winter Garden celebrates 40 years of stunning winter colour

In 1979, Cambridge University Botanic Garden was the first botanic garden in the UK to dedicate an area solely to plants offering ornamental winter interest. In 2019 it celebrates the 40th birthday of its Winter Garden - a vibrant, colourful and fragrant space of brightly coloured stems, winter flowering shrubs, trees with interesting bark or winter flowers, perennials and bulbs.

10 December 2018Read in full

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Marmoset study gives insights into loss of pleasure in depression

'Anhedonia’ (the loss of pleasure) is one of the key symptoms of depression. An important component of this symptom is an inability to feel excitement in anticipation of events; however the brain mechanisms underlying this phenomenon are poorly understood.

6 December 2018Read in full

alliance funding will boost construction

Cambridge alliance secures £72 million in government funding to drive innovation

The Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) at the University of Cambridge has joined a new alliance with the MTC (Manufacturing Technology Centre) and BRE (Building Research Establishment) to transform the way that infrastructure in the UK is designed, built, and used.

3 December 2018Read in full

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‘Mini-placentas’ could provide a model for early pregnancy

Researchers say that new ‘mini-placentas’ – a cellular model of the early stages of the placenta – could provide a window into early pregnancy and help transform our understanding of reproductive disorders.

30 November 2018Read in full

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AI system may accelerate search for cancer discoveries

Searching through the mountains of published cancer research could be made easier for scientists, thanks to a new AI system.

28 November 2018Read in full

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Study in mice suggests drug to turn fat ‘brown’ could help fight obesity

Our bodies contain two types of fat: white fat and brown fat. While white fat stores calories, brown fat burns energy and could help us lose weight. Now, scientists at the University of Cambridge have found a way of making the white fat ‘browner’ and increasing the efficiency of brown fat.

27 November 2018Read in full

SHORTLISTED: Rainbow Lizard

Engineering artistry on show in Department of Engineering's Photography Competition

The variety and beauty of engineering has been captured in prize-winning imagery submitted into Cambridge University Department of Engineering's 2018 ZEISS Photography Competition.

27 November 2018Read in full

[Digital Shoestring] project

Cambridge secures £1.6 million to develop low cost digital tools for SMEs

The University of Cambridge has been awarded £1.6 million grant funding to help support the translation of digital capabilities into the manufacturing sector.

26 November 2018Read in full

Spitting Image archive comes to Cambridge

Spitting Image archive comes to Cambridge University Library

A Margaret Thatcher puppet and the unbroadcast script and video tape for the pilot episode of Spitting Image have taken their place alongside the works of Newton, Darwin and other treasures at Cambridge University Library – after series co-creator Roger Law deposited the programme archive at the Library this week.

15 November 2018Read in full

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Largest ever study of psychological sex differences and autistic traits

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have completed the world’s largest ever study of typical sex differences and autistic traits. They tested and confirmed two long-standing psychological theories: the Empathising-Systemising theory of sex differences and the Extreme Male Brain theory of autism.

14 November 2018Read in full

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innoLAE Industry Networking Day 2019

innoLAE Industry Networking Day 2019

21 Jan 2019Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre

innoLAE 2019 industry day is the UK’s leading networking event focusing on the industrialisation of printed electronics based technologies. The event brings together experts in research, technology innovation and manufacturing of printed, flexible and large-area electronics.