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

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The Electron Manifesto: transforming high performance computing with 'spintronics'

Electron ‘spin’ could hold the key to managing the world’s growing data demands without consuming huge amounts of energy. Now, researchers have shown that energy-efficient superconductors can power devices designed to achieve this. What once seemed an impossible marriage of superconductivity and spin may be about to transform high performance computing.

27 July 2017Read in full

See Eddington as part of Open Cambridge 2017

See Eddington as part of Open Cambridge 2017

See Cambridge’s newest district for the first time as part of the Open Cambridge weekend 2017.

25 July 2017Read in full

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Cambridge hosts transatlantic cyber security competition

A major cyber security challenge, aimed at educating and inspiring the next generation of cyber defenders from across the UK and US, will be held at the University of Cambridge next week.

21 July 2017Read in full

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Cambridge-led collaborations aim to tackle global food security and public health challenges

Two major research collaborations led by the University of Cambridge have been awarded almost £15 million in funding, the Minister of State for Universities and Science, Jo Johnson MP, announced during a visit to Cambridge’s Sainsbury Laboratory.

21 July 2017Read in full


Silk 'micrococoons' could be used in biotechnology and medicine

Researchers have manufactured microscopic versions of the cocoons spun by silkworms, which could be used to store sensitive proteins and other molecules for a wide range of uses.

20 July 2017Read in full

Botanic Garden launches new Flower Power Family Trail

Cambridge University Botanic Garden launches new Flower Power Family Trail

A new Flower Power Trail opens soon at Cambridge University Botanic Garden. The new trail, to be launched on Saturday (22nd July), is aimed at families with primary school aged children and will take visitors around the Garden to meet fabulous flowers and find out about the groovy creatures that pollinate them.

19 July 2017Read in full

Bismuth oxyiodide light absorbers

Non-toxic alternative for next-generation solar cells

Researchers have demonstrated how a non-toxic alternative to lead could form the basis of next-generation solar cells.

19 July 2017Read in full

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Vice-Chancellor’s awards recognise the difference researchers make to society

An open source, 3D-printable microscope that forms the cornerstone of rapid, automated water testing kits for use in low and middle-income countries, has helped a Cambridge researcher and his not-for-profit spin-out company win the top prize in this year’s Vice-Chancellor’s Impact Awards at the University of Cambridge.

18 July 2017Read in full

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Snip, snip, cure: correcting defects in the genetic blueprint

Gene editing using ‘molecular scissors’ that snip out and replace faulty DNA could provide an almost unimaginable future for some patients: a complete cure. Cambridge researchers are working towards making the technology cheap and safe, as well as examining the ethical and legal issues surrounding one of the most exciting medical advances of recent times.

18 July 2017Read in full

Cambridge becomes global hub for improving care of head injured patients

A new research group focused on improving the care of patients with traumatic brain injury in low- and middle-income countries is to be established at the University of Cambridge. The University's Division of Neurosurgery and Addenbrooke’s Hospital has been funded with £1.78 million to establish the NIHR Global Health Research Group on Neurotrauma.

17 July 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.