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

Neutrino event in liquid argon Credit: MicroBooNE

Cambridge scientist leads UK’s £65m scientific collaboration with US

The UK is investing £65 million in a flagship global science project based in the United States that could change our understanding of the universe, securing the UK’s position as the international research partner of choice. Professor Mark Thomson from the University of Cambridge’s Cavendish Laboratory has been the elected co-leader of the international DUNE collaboration since its inception and is the overall scientific lead of this new UK initiative.

22 September 2017Read in full

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


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

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

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

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Festival of Ideas 2017: Design Fiction Jam - Wondrous Wearables

21 Oct 2017 Makespace

The Wearable Tech Fairy grants you a wish! Anything you can dream of, with any amazing powers you can imagine - as long as it's wearable. And in return? You have to tell her a story.

Festival of Ideas: Why shopping on the internet is not always a pleasant experience

28 Oct 2017Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, CB1 1PT

Consumer psychologist Dr Cathrine Jansson-Boyd talks about the factors that can play an important role in whether consumers have a satisfactory online shopping experience.