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 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

Zambia  Credit: Simprints

'Last mile’ fingerprints can help deliver healthcare

Cambridge start-up Simprints, awarded $2.45 million in new grant money, targets the developing world with fingerprinting technology to help deliver healthcare to 1.1 billion people with no formal identification.

21 September 2017Read in full


Cambridge to launch lectureship in Chinese urban development

The University of Cambridge is to launch a new lectureship in Chinese urban development. The creation of the lectureship, based at the Department of Land Economy, was announced at a signing ceremony held in Hong Kong.

20 September 2017Read in full

Cambridge Festival of Ideas: India uncovered

India, one of the world's oldest civilisations, features strongly in many of the events at this year's Cambridge Festival of Ideas as it celebrates 70 years since independence and faces up to a host of critical issues for its future, from nationalism to development.

19 September 2017Read in full


Cuts to mental health services putting young people at risk, say experts

Funding cuts and austerity measures are damaging young people’s access to mental health services, with potentially long-term consequences for their mental wellbeing, say researchers at the University of Cambridge.

19 September 2017Read in full

Mammary gland, 4 day-old mouse

Scientists reveal the beautiful simplicity underlying branching patterns in tissue

In the centenary year of the publication of a seminal treatise on the physical and mathematical principles underpinning nature – On Growth and Form by D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson – a Cambridge physicist has led a study describing an elegantly simple solution to a puzzle that has taxed biologists for centuries: how complex branching patterns of tissues arise.

15 September 2017Read in full

3D print of HIV (edited)  Credit: NIAID

Study clears important hurdle towards developing an HIV vaccine

An international team of researchers has demonstrated a way of overcoming one of the major stumbling blocks that has prevented the development of a vaccine against HIV: the ability to generate immune cells that stay in circulation long enough to respond to and stop virus infection.

14 September 2017Read in full

Dr Tim Minshall (left) and Dr John C Taylor

Dr Tim Minshall announced as first Professor of Innovation at Cambridge University

The new Professor of Innovation at the University of Cambridge is Dr Tim Minshall. In the new role, he will lead the engineers and inventors of tomorrow to see their ideas become reality and change the world.

14 September 2017Read in full

Schoolgirls in Mumbai observe a science experiment

India's schoolchildren inspired by Cambridge's 'magical science'

Early career scientists at the University of Cambridge are inspiring a generation of young Indians to pursue opportunities in STEM subjects.

5 September 2017Read in full

Professor John Aston

Cambridge statistician appointed as Home Office’s Chief Scientific Adviser

Professor John Aston, Professor of Statistics at the University of Cambridge, has been appointed as the Home Office’s new Chief Scientific Adviser.

31 August 2017Read in full

The history of the mayoralty: city charters and insignia - 9 Sep

Town and gown work together to make Open Cambridge 2017 the biggest yet

What do an 800-year old charter, a ballistic separator, and a mosaic of WWII aircraft all have in common? You can see them all, and much more besides, as part of the Open Cambridge festival this September.

31 August 2017Read in full

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Want to hear how Cambridge research in the Social Sciences could be changing the world?

21 Sep 2017The Postdoc Centre @ Eddington, North West Cambridge Site

Have you ever wondered about what goes on at the cutting edge of fields such as Archaeology, Anthropology, or Architecture? The Postdoc Research Showcase event on 21 September is the event for you.

NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre Public Open Evening

NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre Public Open Evening

16 Oct 2017 CRUK Cambridge Cancer Research Institute, Li Ka Shing Centre, Robinson Way, Cambridge, CB2 0RE

Find out about the health research that is happening at Cambridge University Hospitals in partnership with the University of Cambridge.