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Cambridge stress test series covers pandemics to cyber sabotage

Dr Andrew Coburn, director of the advisory board of the Centre for Risk StudiesThe Cambridge Stress Test Series – reports on the potential global impact of threats including pandemics, cyber sabotage, regional conflict and social uprising – has been launched by the Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies at the university’s Judge Business School.

Cambridge creates tech roadmap to boost startup success

Cambridge entrepreneur Dr Hermann HauserCambridge technology entrepreneurs and academics have joined forces in a bid to create an historic roadmap to entrepreneurship success.

Contractors leave a human legacy at Cambridge UTC

BAM Construction team project manager Toby MoakesContractors behind the newly opened Cambridge UTC (university technical college) have left behind more than a building, their project manager believes.

New teaching facility at Cranfield

Cranfield-BoeingCranfield University has a new research and teaching facility - a Boeing B737-400 airliner.

Ferret genome clue to flu and cystic fibrosis

FerretA ground-breaking study involving The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) in Norwich is likely to be a major first step forward in the study of influenza, cystic fibrosis and other human disease such as heart conditions and diabetes.

IfM students to benefit from 3D printing lab

IfM-3D-PrintingThe Department of Engineering's Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) at the University of Cambridge has unveiled a 3D printing laboratory.

Ann Cotton wins WISE Laureate prize to clinch $500k for Camfed

Ann Cotton wins $500k for CamfedCambridge UK social entrepreneur Ann Cotton has been globally recognised for her work to support community-owned, integrated education programmes for girls and young women in rural Africa with the award of the coveted WISE Prize for Education.

TGAC leads research to identify animal-human transmitted diseases

TGAC-RichardThe Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) in Norwich will lead research into the development of bioinformatics to support the identification and characterisation of viruses through metagenomics.

MRC hands £25 million to Cambridge for disease research

Patrick-MaxwellUK Chancellor George Osborne has hailed a Cambridge led initiative to combat cancer, dementia and other diseases and conditions through a £25 million clinical research venture which includes a focus on personalised medicines.

Honorary business doctorate for Alan Barrell

Alan-Barrell-ARUProfessor Alan Barrell, a passionate ambassador internationally for Cambridge and the East of England, has received an honorary Doctor of Business Administration from Anglia Ruskin University.

Peiperl accepts Cranfield University role

Prof-Maury-PeiperlPrinceton and Harvard alumnus and ex-Wall Street guru Professor Maury Peiperl has accepted the post of pro-vice-chancellor and director of the School of Management at Cranfield University.

AZ and University build historic Cambridge research ecosystem

Bahija-JallalAstraZeneca and Cambridge University have shaken hands on arguably the biggest life science-academia collaboration programme the UK has ever witnessed.

Cambridge University steps up long-horizon investment

Judge director, Professor Christoph LochCambridge University Judge Business School’s Centre for Endowment Asset Management has entered into a five-year partnership with Newton Investment Management, part of BNY Mellon.

Invasive ladybirds are real city slickers

Harlequin-by-Barnaby-SmithNew research carried out by Anglia Ruskin University scientist Dr Peter Brown shows that the invasive harlequin ladybird has a preference for Britain’s towns and cities.

LED technology set to light up the planet

Prof-Sir-Colin-HumphreysCambridge University researchers are working with UK manufacturer Plessey Semiconductors to craft a revolution in LED lighting in the home and workplace. The researchers are also looking at long-term applications for the technology that extend from biomedicine to power electronics.

Cambridge creates climate change innovation centre

BAS-penguinsAn innovation centre focusing on technology that can help combat climate change and challenging environments is being created in Cambridge UK and will carry planet-wide significance.

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