University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge is the second oldest English speaking university and located in Cambridge, England. The university traces its roots to 1209 A.D. Cambridge was founded by renegades from Oxford University, the oldest English speaking university. The University of Cambridge's reputation for excellence and prestige is underscored by producing 83 Nobel Laureates and a top five ranking among world-wide universities. The University of Cambridge is made up of 31 independent self-directed colleges. The notable Trinity College of Mathematics is consistently exceptional in teaching and with the work it produces. Teaching and research at Cambridge is organized into Faculties with sub-structures of specific studies. There are six schools, notably the School of Medicine, Biological Sciences, Physical Science and Technology. Cambridge has a slight predilection for scientific research. Across the University of Cambridge, its Schools and Departments and Faculties rely on a multi-billion dollar endowment with additional funding from foundations and grants.

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The Old Schools, Trinity Lane, Cambridge CB2 1TN.
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Fingerprinting rare earth elements from the air

Vital to many modern technologies yet mined in few places, the 'rare earth elements' are in fact not that rare – they are just difficult to find in concentrations that make them economic to mine. Researchers from Cambridge ...

dateJul 01, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Living on the edge—succeeding in the slums

Cities exist in a state of constant flux: not always 'smart' and successful, they can be vulnerable, chaotic and seem on the edge of failure. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the shanty towns and slums. How can these ...

dateJul 01, 2016 in Social Sciences
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Would you live in a city made of synthetic bone?

The cities of today are built with concrete and steel – but some Cambridge researchers think that the cities of the future need to go back to nature if they are to support an ever-expanding population, while keeping carbon ...

dateJun 24, 2016 in Engineering
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How does your smart city grow?

The Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction is building on advances in sensing technology to learn everything possible about a city's infrastructure – its tunnels, roads, bridges, sewers and power supplies – ...

dateJun 20, 2016 in Energy & Green Tech
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