• 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...

  • 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-...

Philanthropy news

The Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, Lord Sainsbury of Turville, has officially opened an exciting new £3 million development at Cambridge Veterinary School.

A benefactor of the University of Cambridge, Leonard Blavatnik, has made a multi-million pound pledge to provide funding for Israeli scientists of outstanding ability to study in Cambridge.

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

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.

University News

News from the University of Cambridge

The 2015 VetCam course offers Year 12 students a taste of life as a Cambridge undergraduate.

Twenty-eight exceptional works by 15 Royal Academicians will be on display at Wolfson College, Cambridge throughout 2015 as part of a programme of celebrations to mark Wolfson’s 50th anniversary.

Student-led poetry project which celebrates half-a-century of Lucy Cavendish College goes live.

Research News

Research news from the University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge is to be one of the five universities that will lead the new Alan Turing Institute, announced the Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills today.

The population balance of some marine ‘pests’ could be drastically changed as the world’s oceans become increasingly acidic.

Increased levels of stress hormones can lead pregnant mice to overeat, but affect growth of the foetus and, potentially, the long term health of the offspring, according to a study published today.