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University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge is one of the world’s top ten leading universities, with a rich history of radical thinking dating back to 1209.

Its mission is to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence.  

Cambridge research spans almost every discipline, from science, technology, engineering and medicine through to the arts, humanities and social sciences, with multi-disciplinary teams working to address major global challenges. Through institutes and initiatives such as Cambridge Zerothe Whittle LabCambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, and Centre for Science and Policy, it is applying blue-sky, inter-disciplinary thinking and cutting-edge technologies to the global climate emergency and helping shape the political, policy and business response. It is a key partner in the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, where academia, industry, research and the NHS collaborate to tackle some of the significant healthcare challenges facing the world today. 

The university is at the heart of Europe’s most successful innovation ecosystem, supporting the development of new technologies, businesses and social enterprises: the Cambridge Cluster is home to more than 5,300 knowledge-intensive firms, employs more than 67,000 people and generates more than £18bn in turnover. 

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Our universities, transforming communities, industries and the economy

Celebrating the collective successes of Science and Engineering South member universities in the UK Knowledge Exchange Framework


Regional disparities in psychosis rates mapped in UCL-led project

Spending on mental health in England could be targeted better in future, thanks to a modelling tool developed by researchers from two Science and Engineering South institutions

A woman pictured using the UCL / Ventura developed CPAP breathing aid (credit: James Tye / UCL)

Using the equipment sharing database to tackle COVID-19

University equipment sharing databases were a response to new grant funding requirements, but Chris Wilkinson reports that the University of Cambridge’s database is taking on added significance in the COVID-19 pandemic.

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SES universities take leading role in coronavirus research

Researchers from across Science and Engineering South (SES) member institutions have joined the international response to the coronavirus in an effort to develop treatments, vaccinations and protect communities.


SES institutions to benefit from £14 million for HPC services

Researchers across the Science and Engineering South Consortium (SES) are to share the benefits of a £30 million investment in advanced supercomputing services.

Case Study

Meeting the Needs of a Wireless World

It’s hard to deny how much we depend on wireless communications – and one pace-setting spinout company is helping to make it possible through patented …

Anne Ferguson-Smith

Anne Ferguson-Smith

Executive Board Member