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
Website: http://www.cam.ac.uk
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 www.cam.ac.uk

New Vice-Chancellor for Cambridge

New Vice-Chancellor for Cambridge

Professor Stephen Toope became the 346th Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, succeeding Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz

2 October 2017Read in full

Sir David Attenborough

$10m endowment will secure the future of world leading environment conservation initiative

Thanks to a $10 million endowment from Arcadia, the charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, a world-leading initiative in Cambridge is now developing unique new approaches to some of the biggest challenges facing the planet today.

27 September 2017Read in full

'Magic dust' could solve complex problems

New type of supercomputer could be based on ‘magic dust’ combination of light and matter

A team of researchers from the UK and Russia have successfully demonstrated that a type of ‘magic dust’ which combines light and matter can be used to solve complex problems and could eventually surpass the capabilities of even the most powerful supercomputers.

26 September 2017Read in full

Cambridge University Botanic Garden

World's botanic gardens contain a third of all known plant species

The most in-depth species survey to date finds an “astonishing array” of plant diversity in the global botanic garden network, including 41% of all endangered species. However, researchers find a significant imbalance between tropical and temperate plants, and say even more capacity should be given to conservation, as there is “no technical reason for plant species to become extinct”.

26 September 2017Read in full

Hot desks at the new post doc centre

Cambridge’s postdoctoral community benefits from new centre

The University of Cambridge has opened a new centre for its postdoctoral community.

25 September 2017Read in full

Day 2 embryo  Credit: Dr Kathy Niakan/Nature

Genome editing reveals role of gene important for human embryo development

Researchers have used genome editing technology to reveal the role of a key gene in human embryos in the first few days of development. This is the first time that genome editing has been used to study gene function in human embryos, which could help scientists to better understand the biology of our early development.

22 September 2017Read in full

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

Beijing

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

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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

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