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

The study looked at the burying beetle

Speed of animal evolution enhanced by cooperative behaviour

A study by scientists from the University of Cambridge has revealed how cooperative behaviour between insect family members changes how rapidly body size evolves – with the speed of evolution increasing when individual animals help one another.

31 May 2017Read in full


First complete genome data extracted from ancient Egyptian mummies

A study finds that ancient Egyptians were most closely related to ancient populations from the Middle East and Western Asia.

31 May 2017Read in full

Play / Credit: Ed Schipul

World-leading academic appointed to lead play research centre

The University of Cambridge has appointed a world-leading researcher as the first LEGO Professor of Play in Education, Development and Learning.

29 May 2017Read in full

Artist's concept of a supermassive black hole

‘Saddle-shaped’ universe could undermine general relativity

Researchers have shown how singularities – which are normally only found at the centre of black holes and hidden from view – could exist in highly curved three-dimensional space.

25 May 2017Read in full

Artistic representation of nanowire

Scientists construct a stable one-dimensional metallic material

Researchers have developed the world’s thinnest metallic nanowire, which could be used to miniaturise many of the electronic components we use every day.

24 May 2017Read in full

Brexit: people are angry but looking for compromise, research finds

Researchers engaged with people across the East of England and found anxiety and resentment, as well as a broad consensus that the UK should remain in the single market.

23 May 2017Read in full


Robots and carbon targets may signal the end of globalisation

A new book suggests there is early evidence of a coming U-turn in the globalisation of manufacturing – and that the story we are told about the direction of the global economy is wrong.

19 May 2017Read in full

Professor Zoubin Ghahramani

New role for Cambridge AI and machine learning expert

University of Cambridge Professor of Information Engineering, Zoubin Ghahramani, has been appointed as Chief Scientist at Uber.

19 May 2017Read in full

 how proteins are arranged in a cell

Scientists publish first comprehensive map of proteins within cells

The first analysis of how proteins are arranged in a cell has been published in Science, revealing that a large portion of human proteins can be found in more than one location in a given cell.

17 May 2017Read in full

Credit: Nick Rutter / Pint of Science

Cambridge academics share latest research at Pint of Science festival

Academics from Cambridge University's Department of Engineering will discuss their research findings in pubs across the city this week as part of the popular Pint of Science festival.

15 May 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.