• Eleanor Robb, YouGov Scholar (left) and Rhys Jones, Wolfson Scholar (right)

    Policy makers

    Cambridge’s Master’s in Public Policy graduates are the problem solvers and critical thinkers of the future.

  • Dr Andrew Conlan, Alborada Post-doctoral Fellow in Epidemiology

    Model research

    A pioneering scheme that engages schoolchildren with maths is also helping scientists work towards understanding the spread of diseases such as measles.

  • CUER’s 2013 car, Resolution, in the grounds of Girton College

    Student pioneers

    As a not-for-profit organisation, Cambridge University Eco Racing relies almost entirely on donations and corporate sponsorship and the team’s 2013 car was supported...

  • Cancer Research Institute at Addenbrooke's

    Combating cancer at Cambridge

    The Cancer Research UK Cambridge Research Institute is a unique partnership between the University of Cambridge and Cancer Research UK. It is dedicated to state-of-...

  • Joseph da Costa Miranda’s Portuguese mariner’s compass (1711) held at the Whipple Museum

    Objective history

    Nearly 70 years after Robert Whipple’s donation of scientific instruments and rare books to the University, his grandchildren and their families have established a...

Philanthropy news

The origins of Darwin’s theory of evolution – including the pages where he first coins and commits to paper the term ‘natural selection’ – are being made freely available online today in one of the most significant releases of Darwin material in history.

Work begins on £26 million building named after physicist James Clerk Maxwell.

A new scholarship programme has been established at the University of Cambridge in memory of a former student, Amy Li.

A message from the Vice-Chancellor

The annual address of the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, 1 October 2014.

A £1.1m campaign by Cambridge University Library to secure one of the most important New Testament manuscripts – the seventh-century Codex Zacynthius – has been a success.

University News

News from the University of Cambridge

A University of Cambridge scientist is helping the efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone.

A significant gift will make a major contribution to ensuring no student is deterred from studying at Cambridge due to their financial circumstances.

Pembroke College is delighted to announce the election of Lord Smith of Finsbury as its next Master.

Research News

Research news from the University of Cambridge

A new drug for ovarian cancer, developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge and AstraZeneca, has today become the first of new class of drugs, known as PARP-inhibitors, to be granted approval anywhere in the world. The drug, Lynparza, has been granted Marketing Authorisation from the European Commission.

Almost nine out of ten (87%) University of Cambridge submissions for the UK’s Research Excellence Framework (REF) have been rated as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, demonstrating the institution’s strength in research, figures released today show.

Some of Britain’s traditional Christmas favourites are losing their appeal, a new study of spoken English has revealed.