The University of Cambridge has formed a new agreement with AstraZeneca for the global biopharmaceuticals company to fund 55 additional PhD studentships over the next five years, starting in October 2022. Over the last 20 years, AstraZeneca has funded more than 100 PhD students from the University as part of a longstanding partnership between the two institutions.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the University of Cambridge to unveil the first official joint portrait of themselves at the Fitzwilliam Museum.
A team of researchers from the UK and Japan has found that the tiny defects which limit the efficiency of perovskites – cheaper alternative materials for solar cells – are also responsible for structural changes in the material that lead to degradation.
Researchers have developed a low-cost device that can selectively capture carbon dioxide gas while it charges. Then, when it discharges, the CO2 can be released in a controlled way and collected to be reused or disposed of responsibly.
Trainee teachers made sharper assessments about learning difficulties after receiving feedback from AI
A trial in which trainee teachers who were being taught to identify pupils with potential learning difficulties had their work ‘marked’ by artificial intelligence has found the approach significantly improved their reasoning.
Girls and boys might be more vulnerable to the negative effects of social media use at different times during their adolescence, say an international team of scientists.
The Cambridge Festival, which begins today and runs until the 10th of April, will host a series of high-profile talks focussing on the war in Ukraine.
Does AI present a threat to Christianity? Are religious texts dangerous? Do they incite violence? Does God exist? If so, what is God?
Why is understanding past oceans crucial for sustainability? How neutral is science? Is music a language? What helps us to understand what we read? These and many more fascinating questions will be answered as postgraduates students from the University of Cambridge's prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship programme take part in a week-long virtual Teach-a-thon as part of the Cambridge…
Will the energy crisis help or hinder UK climate policies? Isn’t it time to fundamentally change the way we live; from the money we spend and the food we eat to how we power our homes and cars? And how can the financial sector help us deliver on the aims of the Glasgow Climate Pact?
Cambridge Festival 2022 shares the very latest in health research whilst asking and debating the big questions around some of the ethical dilemmas raised.
As we celebrate International Women’s Day, the Cambridge Festival is looking to explore different aspects of gender equality from the future of feminism, women and power after Covid and menstrual shaming to the future of family planning.
The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, uses 3D printing to create grids of high-rise ‘nano-housing’ where sun-loving bacteria can grow quickly. The researchers were then able to extract the bacteria’s waste electrons, left over from photosynthesis, which could be used to power small electronics.
From escape rooms, robot racing, explosive demos and interactive games, to manga workshops, ugly animals, future fashion shows and punk music, this year’s Cambridge Festival has something to suit all ages and tastes.
The environment, friendship, punk rock and our increasingly data-driven world are the inspiration for a kaleidoscope of artistic, musical and award-nominated comedy events at this year’s Cambridge Festival.
How do we stop hate speech and misinformation online? Can liberal societies regulate tech giants? Would you trust a machine to help find tumours? And could a robot help us feel happier?
Hercules Cambridge, a Cambridge university society working with firms to deliver engineering solutions, shares details of latest projects.
Political crises, the past, present and future of eastern world orders, the outlook for feminism, new technologies and treatments for a range of diseases, and the state of our natural world top the bill at this year’s Cambridge Festival, which returns with an extensive line-up of events.
These days, thanks to COVID, we are all aware of the importance of clinical trials in getting new treatments to patients. But only around 15% of drugs trialled are ever approved and they often fail at a very late stage, costing the pharmaceutical industry trillions of dollars.
Nina Capital, APEX Medical and Cambridge Enterprise invest in transformational open-source data technology – to deliver precision medicine at scale.
Cambridge scientists are set to receive a major cash injection from Cancer Research UK.
A newly established Cambridge research centre will work to develop next-generation batteries and battery materials, one of the major technological hurdles in the transition to a zero-carbon economy.
Device helps manage type 1 diabetes in very young children.
Software engineers will bridge the gap between modern science and scalable complex software at four leading universities.
Dr Jonathan Cullen from the Resource Efficiency Collective at the University of Cambridge Department of Engineering and Lara Allen from the Centre for Global Equality are part of Climate Compatible Growth (CCG), a £38m multi-institutional programme.