• 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

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.

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.

Representatives from the Masonic charities and the University

University research into Multiple Sclerosis has received a £100,000 boost from two Masonic charities.

Artist's impression of the new Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology building

Transformational gift for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology from the Wolfson Foundation

Guild of Cambridge Benefactors admission ceremony 2014

On Wednesday 19 March 2014 the University held the sixteenth annual event for the Guild of Cambridge Benefactors, honouring the generosity of major benefactors to the University and the Colleges.

University News

News from the University of Cambridge

Don’t miss the fun happening in the centre of Cambridge on Saturday, 13 September when Elizabeth I will be in town with a retinue of courtiers and musicians to re-enact a visit that took place 450 years ago. The event is part of Open Cambridge 2014

University of Cambridge spin-out Reduse, which has developed a technology to remove print from paper allowing it to be reused several times before being recycled, has won the Venture Competition, organised by the Climate-KIC UK , the EU’s main climate innovation initiative.

Bookings begin for Open Cambridge 2014 (12-14 September) on Monday, 18 August. A host of free and fun events is on offer as part of an ever-expanding programme that celebrates a diverse and thriving city with a uniquely rich historic heritage. 

Research News

Research news from the University of Cambridge

In this article, Professor of Education Neil Mercer argues that ‘talk’ needs tuition; state schools must teach spoken language skills for the sake of social equality.

Healthier diets and reducing food waste are part of a combination of solutions needed to ensure food security and avoid dangerous climate change, say the team behind a new study.

Researchers have created a ‘large-scale zoning plan’ that aims to limit the environmental costs of road expansion while maximizing its benefits for human development.