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 and Sciences Po enhance collaboration

Cambridge and Sciences Po enhance collaboration

At a ceremony held in Paris last week, representatives from the University of Cambridge and from Sciences Po signed a Memorandum of Agreement to formalise and strengthen the partnership between both institutions.

28 November 2017Read in full

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Cambridge collaborates on device to accelerate drug discovery for kidney diseases

Researchers from the University of Cambridge Department of Engineering are collaborating with industry and academia to develop a device to improve the testing of kidney disease drugs.

27 November 2017Read in full

A Treatise on Diamonds and Precious Stones, 1813,John Mawe

Going underground: Cambridge digs into the history of geology with landmark exhibition

A box full of diamonds, volcanic rock from Mount Vesuvius, and the geology guide that Darwin packed for his epic voyage on the Beagle will go on display in Cambridge this week as part of the first major exhibition to celebrate geological map-making.

27 November 2017Read in full

Reaching for the Sky / Credit: Susanne Nilsson

Report highlights issues associated with synthetic biology and bioengineering

Human genome editing, 3D-printed replacement organs and artificial photosynthesis – the field of bioengineering offers great promise for tackling the major challenges that face our society. But as a new article highlights, these developments provide both opportunities and risks in the short and long term.

23 November 2017Read in full

Sample circuit printed on fabric / Credit: Felice Torrisi

Fully integrated circuits printed directly onto fabric

Cambridge researchers have successfully incorporated washable, stretchable and breathable electronic circuits into fabric, opening up new possibilities for smart textiles and wearable electronics.

21 November 2017Read in full

The Tiger Jigsaw Credit: D T G Galhena

Photo competition captures the beauty of engineering

Crystal tigers, metal peacock feathers and a 'nano man' are just some of the striking images featured in the University of Cambridge Department of Engineering's annual photo competition, the winners of which have been announced this week.

21 November 2017Read in full

Professor Greg Hannon

New Director of Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute announced

Professor Greg Hannon is announced as the new director of the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute.

17 November 2017Read in full

organoids/Wellcome/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute

‘Mini liver tumours’ created in a dish for the first time

Scientists have created mini biological models of human primary liver cancers, known as organoids, in the lab for the first time. In a paper published in Nature Medicine, the tiny laboratory models of tumours were used to identify a new drug that could potentially treat certain types of liver cancer.

17 November 2017Read in full

BT and Huawei: five year collaboration with Cambridge

BT and Huawei announce five year collaboration with Cambridge

BT and Huawei have announced a new five-year initiative which aims to see the two companies establish a joint research and collaboration group at the University of Cambridge.

17 November 2017Read in full

credit: Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson

Opinion: What can we learn about you from just one click?

How effective is psychological targeting in advertising? Dr Sandra Matz, a former PhD student at Cambridge now based at Columbia University, and her co-authors, including Dr David Stillwell from the Cambridge Psychometrics Centre, have published a new study which demonstrates that companies only need one Facebook ‘like’ to effectively target potential customers.

16 November 2017Read in full

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