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

Unilever finalists

Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards 2018 now open for entries

Entries are now open for the Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards, supporting and celebrating inspirational young people from all over the world who have initiatives, products or services that tackle the planet’s biggest sustainability challenges.

12 June 2018Read in full

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Genome-editing tool could increase cancer risk in cells, say researchers

More research needs to be done to understand whether CRISPR-Cas9 – molecular ‘scissors’ that make gene editing a possibility – may inadvertently increase cancer risk in cells, according to researchers from the University of Cambridge and the Karolinska Institutet.

12 June 2018Read in full

Graphene / Credit: AlexanderAlUS

Graphene paves the way to faster high-speed communications

Researchers have created a technology that could lead to new devices for faster, more reliable ultra-broad bandwidth transfers, and demonstrated how electrical fields boost the non-linear optical effects of graphene.

5 June 2018Read in full

Energy  / Credit: Rich

‘Carbon bubble’ coming that could wipe trillions from the global economy – study

Macroeconomic simulations show rates of technological change in energy efficiency and renewable power are likely to cause a sudden drop in demand for fossil fuels, potentially sparking a global financial crisis. Experts call for a “carefully managed” shift to low-carbon investments and policies to deflate this “carbon bubble”.

5 June 2018Read in full

Multiple metals – and possible signs of water – found in unique exoplanet

An international team of researchers has identified ‘fingerprints’ of multiple metals in one of the least dense exoplanets ever found.

1 June 2018Read in full

light emission from the polymeric nanostructures

Plastic crystals hold key to record-breaking energy transport

Scientists from the Universities of Cambridge and Bristol have found a way to create plastic semiconductor nanostructures that absorb light and transport its energy 20 times further than has been previously observed, paving the way for more flexible and more efficient solar cells and photodetectors.

30 May 2018Read in full

MoU signing/ Credit: Nick Saffell/University of Cambridge

Cambridge and LMU announce plans for strategic partnership

Two of Europe’s leading research universities yesterday (May 29) announced the first step towards plans for a unique ‘strategic partnership’ – underlining the vital and ongoing relationship between British universities and their peer institutions across the EU in a post-Brexit landscape.

30 May 2018Read in full

EDGE III by Antony Gormley Credit: Oak Taylor Smith

Antony Gormley exhibition opens at Kettle’s Yard

Renowned sculptor Antony Gormley has become the first solo artist to exhibit in the new galleries of Kettle’s Yard with the opening of SUBJECT.

24 May 2018Read in full

 Travel to work  / Credit: Max Bender

Ditching the car may reduce your risk of dying from heart disease and stroke

Is it time to ditch the car and find a more active way of getting to work? It could save your life, say Oliver Mytton and Jenna Panter from the MRC Epidemiology Unit, writing for The Conversation.

24 May 2018Read in full

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The menace of monolingualism

Cambridge University Professor Wendy Ayres-Bennett will speak at the Hay Festival about her research into the health and social benefits of multilingualism.

21 May 2018Read in full

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Summer at the Museums

Summer at the Museums

25 Jul 2018Cambridge University Botanic Gardens

Summer at the Museums brings you everything from hands-on activities and storytelling, to drop-in events and museum trails.

Apple Day

Apple Day

21 Oct 2018Cambridge University Botanic Gardens

A family favourite and chance to celebrate all things apple; including
apple tastings, apple identification, cultivation advice plus craft activities,
local craft and produce stalls, free Garden seasonal autumn highlight
tours, live music and pop-up food trucks.