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

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

The history of the mayoralty: city charters and insignia - 9 Sep

Town and gown work together to make Open Cambridge 2017 the biggest yet

What do an 800-year old charter, a ballistic separator, and a mosaic of WWII aircraft all have in common? You can see them all, and much more besides, as part of the Open Cambridge festival this September.

31 August 2017Read in full

Alfred Stevens' sculpture Truth and Falsehood

Cambridge Festival of Ideas puts truth under the spotlight

The Cambridge Festival of Ideas celebrates its 10th anniversary with a line-up of distinguished speakers and a host of exhibitions and events.

29 August 2017Read in full

James Gard (left) & Jamil Jami. Credit: Kevin Baker,Channel 4

Cambridge students battle to be named the masters of LEGO in new TV show

Cambridge University engineering students James Gard and Jamil Jami are competing in a new Channel 4 series to win the title of ‘LEGO Masters’.

29 August 2017Read in full

distempered with drink ruocaled

College breweries: when drinking ale at University was safer than sipping tap water

From a College brewery to 3D photography, there’s lots to discover behind the scenes in Cambridge libraries in Open Cambridge 2017.

23 August 2017Read in full

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