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

Lose Weight and Gain Muscle /Credit: Thomas Morris

Common strength ‘genes’ identified for first time

Common genetic factors that influence muscle strength in humans have been identified for the first time in a study led by researchers from the University of Cambridge, just published in Nature Communications.

14 July 2017Read in full

Smallest-ever star discovered by astronomers

Smallest-ever star discovered by astronomers

A star about the size of Saturn – the smallest ever measured – has been identified by astronomers.

13 July 2017Read in full

Spider web necklace with pearls of dew

Green method developed for making artificial spider silk

Researchers have designed a super stretchy, strong and sustainable material that mimics the qualities of spider silk, and is ‘spun’ from a material that is 98% water.

12 July 2017Read in full

Canola crop with wheat crop in background

Major funding announced for new crop sciences research centre

Over £30m has been announced for a new Cambridge Centre for Crop Science that will focus on linking with farming and food industries to translate research into real world impact.

12 July 2017Read in full

AI brain - graphic /University of Cambridge

Science fiction vs science fact: world’s leading AI experts come to Cambridge

Some of the world’s leading thinkers and practitioners in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) will gather in Cambridge this week to look at everything from the influence of science fiction on our dreams of the future, to ‘trust in the age of intelligent machines’.

11 July 2017Read in full

Supercar displayed at Caius in honour of Professor Malcolm Smith

Supercar displayed at Caius in honour of Professor Malcolm Smith

The latest McLaren supercar was displayed at Gonville & Caius College in Cambridge last week in honour of a professor whose research helped revolutionise suspension systems in motorsport.

10 July 2017Read in full

Cambridge engineer Dr Jenni Sidey

Cambridge’s Dr Jenni Sidey selected as Canada’s newest astronaut

Dr Jenni Sidey has been recruited to the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) following a year-long evaluation.

5 July 2017Read in full

Andrea Ferrari receives Knighthood from the Italian Republic

Professor Andrea Ferrari receives Knighthood from the Italian Republic

Professor Andrea Ferrari, founding Director of the Cambridge Graphene Centre at the University of Cambridge, has been awarded the decoration of Knight Officer of the Order of the Star of Italy.

3 July 2017Read in full

Cambridge engineer Dr Jenni Sidey

Cambridge young engineer wins Academy Award

Cambridge engineer Dr Jenni Sidey has received a prestigious award at the Royal Academy of Engineering Awards Dinner. She was one of five winners of the RAEng Engineers Trust 'Young Engineer of the Year' competition.

3 July 2017Read in full

Kiauea / Credit: Clare Donaldson

‘Bulges’ in volcanoes could be used to predict eruptions

A team of researchers from the University of Cambridge has developed a new way of measuring the pressure inside volcanoes, and found that it can be a reliable indicator of future eruptions.

30 June 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.