• 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...

  • 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.

  • 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

A message from the Vice-Chancellor
A message from the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge. October 2014

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.

Cover detail from the 2012-13 Donor Report

The Donor Report for 2012-2013 celebrates the impact of a range of philanthropy across Collegiate Cambridge and is available to read online.

Twelve inspirational academics honoured for the outstanding quality and approach to their teaching

Dr Yusuf Hamied receiving his honorary degree

Dr Yusuf Hamied, pharmaceutical chemist and Chairman of Cipla Limited received an Honorary Doctorate from the University on 18 June 2014. Dr Hamied is an Honorary Fellow of Christ's College, a member of the Vice-Chancellor’s Circle of Advisors for India and a recipient of the Padma Bhushan.

University News

News from the University of Cambridge

The largest ever Cambridge Festival of Ideas launches on Monday with 250 events celebrating the very best of arts, politics and culture.

AstraZeneca, its global biologics research and development arm, MedImmune, and the University of Cambridge today announce four new collaborations, building on their existing partnership. The latest collaborations reinforce AstraZeneca’s commitment to research in Cambridge following the company’s decision to locate one of its three global R&D centres and its global headquarters in the city that has been home to MedImmune’s biologics research laboratories for 25 years.

Major anniversary celebrations will include world premieres.

Research News

Research news from the University of Cambridge

Scientists in Cambridge have found hidden signatures in the brains of people in a vegetative state, which point to networks that could support consciousness even when a patient appears to be unconscious and unresponsive. The study could help doctors identify patients who are aware despite being unable to communicate.

New research shows that chimpanzees search for the right tools from a key plant species when preparing to ‘ant dip’ - a crafty technique enabling them to feast on army ants without getting bitten. The study shows that army ants are not a poor substitute for preferred foods, but a staple part of chimpanzee diets.

As our ability to assess the pandemic risk from strains of influenza virus increases with the latest scientific developments, we must not allow ourselves to become complacent that the most substantial threats have been identified, argue an international consortium of scientists.