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

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Cambridge AI expert to speak at Hay Festival 2019

What are the implications of machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) for society? This is just one of the many topics up for discussion at Hay Festival 2019 next month.

24 April 2019Read in full

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Cambridge engineer supports next steps in lunar exploration

Cambridge engineer and Canadian astronaut Dr Jenni Sidey-Gibbons will join colleagues at the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) in a project that will see humans return to the Moon.

23 April 2019Read in full

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The uncertain unicycle that taught itself and how it’s helping AI make good decisions

Cambridge researchers are pioneering a form of machine learning that starts with only a little prior knowledge and continually learns from the world around it.

19 April 2019Read in full

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Knife crime: assault data can help forecast fatal stabbings

Knife crime data from a 12-month period could be used to help forecast the London neighbourhoods most likely to suffer a fatal stabbing the following year, according to latest research.

17 April 2019Read in full

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Variations in the ‘fogginess’ of the universe identify a milestone in cosmic history

Large differences in the ‘fogginess’ of the early universe were caused by islands of cold gas left behind when the universe heated up after the big bang, according to an international team of astronomers.

17 April 2019Read in full

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‘Fingerprint database’ could help scientists to identify new cancer culprits

Scientists in Cambridge and London have developed a catalogue of DNA mutation ‘fingerprints’ that could help doctors pinpoint the environmental culprit responsible for a patient’s tumour – including showing some of the fingerprints left in lung tumours by specific chemicals found in tobacco smoke.

17 April 2019Read in full

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Fellowship awarded for electron devices research

Dr Chen Jiang has been awarded a PhD Student Fellowship from the IEEE Electron Devices Society.

16 April 2019Read in full

Quantum leap towards cybersecurity

Quantum leap towards cybersecurity

Cambridge researchers are devising new methods to keep sensitive information out of the hands of hackers. They launched the UK’s first ‘unhackable’ network – made safe by the “laws of physics” – in 2018.

15 April 2019Read in full

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MedTech start-up wins entrepreneurial competition

Congenita, a start-up tackling heart defects in newborn babies, has won the Medical Technology (MedTech) Venture Competition developed by the Cambridge Judge Entrepreneurship Centre.

15 April 2019Read in full

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‘Mindreading’ neurons simulate decisions of social partners

Scientists have identified special types of brain cells that may allow us to simulate the decision-making processes of others, thereby reconstructing their state of mind and predicting their intentions. Dysfunction in these ‘simulation neurons’ may help explain difficulties with social interactions in conditions such as autism and social anxiety.

15 April 2019Read in full

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Cambridge Global Challenges Round Table – Advancing the impact of University-generated knowledge in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) through academia-industry partnerships

3 May 2019Rayleigh Seminar Room, Maxwell Centre, Cavendish Laboratory, JJ Thomson Ave, Cambridge CB3 0HE

Advancing the impact of University-generated knowledge in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) through academia-industry partnerships addresses the advancement of academia-industry ecosystems that benefit local communities in the SADC region and the knowledge-transfer systems and practices that underlie them.

Open Cambridge 2019

15 Sep 2019

Open Cambridge is part of the national Heritage Open Days scheme. Designed to offer special access to places that are normally closed to the public or charge admission

Cambridge Festival of Ideas 2019

14 Oct 2019 - 26 Oct 2019

With hundreds of free events over two weeks, the Cambridge Festival of Ideas is one of the most exciting and dynamic occasions in the Cambridge cultural calendar.