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.

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

glass of beer /Credit: Alan Levine

Moderate drinking linked to lower risk of some – but not all – heart conditions

Moderate drinking is associated with a lower risk of several, but not all, cardiovascular diseases, according to a large study of UK adults led by researchers at the University of Cambridge and University College London published in The BMJ.

24 March 2017Read in full

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Alzheimer’s research at the University of Cambridge to benefit from £5million gift

A gift from a Cambridge alumnus will support fundamental research into the causes of disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, enabling new approaches to combat them.

24 March 2017Read in full

Grobidon / Credit: Yohann Legrand

Infections during pregnancy may interfere with key genes associated with development

If a mother picks up an infection during pregnancy, her immune system will kick into action to clear the infection – but this self-defence mechanism may also have a small influence how her child’s brain develops in the womb, in ways that are similar to how the brain develops in autism spectrum disorders. Now, an international team of researchers has shown why this may be the case, in a study using rodents to model infection during pregnancy.

23 March 2017Read in full

Facial reconstruction of Context 958/Credit: Chris Rynn

Face of ‘ordinary poor’ man from medieval Cambridge graveyard revealed

New facial reconstruction of a man buried in a medieval hospital graveyard discovered underneath a Cambridge college sheds light on how ordinary poor people lived in medieval England.

23 March 2017Read in full

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Cambridge Science Festival draws to a close this weekend

Cambridge’s annual two-week celebration of science culminates this weekend, following a packed programme of many sell-out events investigating the theme of ‘getting personal’.

22 March 2017Read in full

Paper releasing gaseous hydrogen under solar light

Scientists harness solar power to produce clean hydrogen from biomass

A team of scientists at the University of Cambridge has developed a way of using solar power to generate a fuel that is both sustainable and relatively cheap to produce. It’s using natural light to generate hydrogen from biomass.

15 March 2017Read in full

3D genome from individual mouse stem cell

Visualising the genome: researchers create first 3D structures of active DNA

Scientists have determined the first 3D structures of intact mammalian genomes from individual cells, showing how the DNA from all the chromosomes intricately folds to fit together inside the cell nuclei.

14 March 2017Read in full

Tackling climate change: whose responsibility is it?

What changes need to be made if we are to avoid climate chaos and meet the aspirations of the Paris Climate Agreement? And whose responsibility is it to make these changes: individuals, companies, nations or all three?

14 March 2017Read in full

Find out why the Cambridge Biomedical Campus is important

The tale of the Campus: from test tube to treatment

Find out why the Cambridge Biomedical Campus is so important to developing the treatments and healthcare of the future as the Cambridge Science Festival comes to the site on Sunday 26 March.

14 March 2017Read in full

laboratory scene

Cambridge Academy of Therapeutic Sciences aims to create industry-academia collaborations

The Cambridge Academy of Therapeutic Sciences (CATS), a new initiative that aims to establish a world-leading platform for collaboration between academia and industry in the development of therapeutics, has been launched by the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge.

10 March 2017Read in full

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Plant Tie Dye - Cambridge University Botanic Garden

1 Apr 2017Cambridge University Botanic Garden

Family activities at Cambridge University Botanic Garden 2017

Accelerating Development in Biomedical Engineering

Accelerating Development in Biomedical Engineering

6 Apr 2017McGrath Centre, St Catharine’s College, Cambridge

Encouraging collaborations between clinicians, academics and industry.
New devices, diagnostics and information systems have the potential to satisfy previously unmet patient needs and reduce cost, but innovation is often blocked by technical, regulatory and organizational issues.