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 (£5,000+VAT pa)

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

Study identifies genes that influence timing of puberty and alter risk of several cancers

Study identifies genes that influence timing of puberty and alter risk of several cancers

The largest genomic analysis of puberty timing in men and women conducted to date has identified 389 genetic signals associated with puberty timing, four times the number that were previously known.

27 April 2017Read in full

Drones used to analyse ash clouds from Guatemalan volcano

Drones used to analyse ash clouds from Guatemalan volcano

A team of volcanologists and engineers from the Universities of Cambridge and Bristol has collected measurements from directly within volcanic clouds, together with visual and thermal images of inaccessible volcano peaks.

12 April 2017Read in full

Cambridge makes Hay at forthcoming festival

Cambridge makes Hay

Cambridge academics will take part in the prestigious Hay Festival for the ninth year running this year.

11 April 2017Read in full

 Imaging living human cells in a thumb-sized microfluidic chip

New research investigates whether microfluidic-based cell culture is fit for purpose

Bioscientist attitudes towards the future of microfluidics-based 3D culture technology and the search for their ‘ideal’ model have been revealed in a new research survey conducted by Cambridge University's Department of Engineering.

10 April 2017Read in full

Dr Mark Ainslie /Credit: STFC/Stephen Kill

Superconductivity expert awarded prestigious Early Career Fellowship

Dr Mark Ainslie of Cambridge University Engineering Department’s Bulk Superconductivity Group has secured a five-year £1.1 million Early Career Fellowship from the EPSRC.

10 April 2017Read in full

Close-up of a leaf showing its veins Credit: Christoph Rupprecht

Leaf vein structure could hold key to extending battery life

The natural structure found within leaves could improve the performance of everything from rechargeable batteries to high-performance gas sensors, according to an international team of scientists.

7 April 2017Read in full

Duncan (centre) helps to interview community operators

Researcher’s new book offers support and guidance to volunteers abroad

University of Cambridge PhD researcher Duncan McNicholl has published a guide for volunteers heading abroad for the first time.

7 April 2017Read in full


Listen: Cambridge experts talk post-Brexit options for the UK

On 30 March, the day after the 'triggering' of Article 50 began the official Brexit process, a group of University of Cambridge lawyers, economists, historians and tax experts gathered in Peterhouse.

6 April 2017Read in full

Nanoscale techology meets macroscale electrical engineering.

Engineering researchers honoured with awards for nanoscience and nanotechnology

Two Cambridge nanotechnology experts have been announced as the winners of major awards which honour ‘outstanding’ scientists.

31 March 2017Read in full

UK and EU flags on a signpost

Opinion: The road to Brexit, or the UK’s journey into the unknown

The Prime Minister's triggering of Article 50 is merely the end of the beginning, argues Dr Julie Smith, Director of the European Centre in Cambridge University's Department of Politics and International Studies and a Liberal Democrat member of the House of Lords.

30 March 2017Read in full

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The Future of the UN: discussion with Rt Hon Lord Mark Malloch-Brown

10 May 2017Old Combination Room, Trinity College Trinity Street Cambridge CB2 1TQ

The Centre for Rising Powers (CRP) announces the first in a series of discussions examining the role of the UN and the challenges facing its accountability, impact and future.

International Development Workshop at the University of Cambridge

10 May 2017Junior Parlour, Trinity College, University of Cambridge CB2 1TQ

Meet world renowned international development experts from the University of Cambridge, NGO's and Think Tanks followed by attendance at a public lecture on the Future of the United Nations by Lord Mark Malloch Brown, chaired by Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP.