• Microscopic photograph of the hippocampus demonstrating the characteristics of Alzheimer’s disease

    Making sense of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

    The development of new treatments for diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s is one step closer thanks to the generous support of the Frances and Augustus...

  • 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 stepped in to...

Philanthropy news

Cover detail from the 2012-13 Donor Report

The new Donor Report for 2012-2013 celebrates the impact of a range of philanthropy across Collegiate Cambridge and is now 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.

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

University News

News from the University of Cambridge

New designs revealed as a public consultation is launched.

“It’s a proper brain workout,” said one of the thirty-seven physics teachers enjoying three days of subject workshops, practical experiments and teaching observations at the Physics Teachers Cambridge Residential.

University of Cambridge graduates have excelled in the latest employability figures.

Research News

Research news from the University of Cambridge

Analysis of a supposed outbreak of MRSA in a Cambridge hospital raises questions about whether the superbug can be completely eradicated, despite a national policy of zero-tolerance

A study published today has confirmed a link between antipsychotic medication and a slight, but measureable, decrease in brain volume in patients with schizophrenia. For the first time, researchers have been able to examine whether this decrease is harmful for patients’ cognitive function and symptoms, and noted that over a nine year follow-up, this decrease did not appear to have any effect.

As sea ice begins to melt back toward its late September minimum, it is being watched as never before. Scientists have put sensors on and under ice in the Beaufort Sea for an unprecedented campaign to monitor the summer melt.