Scanning electron micrograph of MRSA

COVID-19 showed the importance of genomic surveillance – we need it to help fight antimicrobial resistance

During the COVID-19 pandemic, genomic surveillance proved vital in helping understand the evolution and spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Now, an international group of researchers is calling for its potential to be harnessed to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR), a major global challenge that could ultimately result in many more deaths than the coronavirus pandemic.
Cambridge University Press & Assessment's Annual Report

Cambridge University Press & Assessment grows global impact

Cambridge University Press & Assessment hits £1 billion revenue milestone while reaching 100 million learners, the organisation's Annual Report 2022-23 reveals.
Device for making solar fuels on the River Cam near the Bridge of Sighs

Solar-powered device produces clean water and clean fuel at the same time

A floating, solar-powered device that can turn contaminated water or seawater into clean hydrogen fuel and purified water, anywhere in the world, has been developed by researchers.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Prentice chaired the first Vice-Chancellor’s Dialogues

The Vice-Chancellor’s Dialogues: Is assisted dying compassionate, or dangerous for society?

On Wednesday 8 November Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Prentice chaired the first Vice-Chancellor’s Dialogues. The event launched a series of dialogues about some of the most difficult issues of our time.
Polar Stratospheric Clouds, also called mother of pearl clouds

Why do climate models underestimate polar warming? ‘Invisible clouds’ could be the answer

Stratospheric clouds over the Arctic may explain the differences seen between the polar warming calculated by climate models and actual recordings, according to researchers from the University of Cambridge and UNSW Sydney.
Modelling a sailboat in virtual reality.

Machine learning gives users ‘superhuman’ ability to open and control tools in virtual reality

Researchers have developed a virtual reality application where a range of 3D modelling tools can be opened and controlled using just the movement of a user’s hand. 

Experts predict ‘catastrophic ecosystem collapse’ of UK forests within the next 50 years if action not taken

Other threats to UK forests include competition with society for water, viral diseases, and extreme weather affecting forest management.
Coronavirus newspaper headline montage

“Get back to school” headlines eroded teacher wellbeing during the pandemic

Intense public pressure on teachers to “get back to school” during the COVID-19 lockdowns deepened an already widespread sense that they were undervalued, and left some actively rethinking their careers, research shows.
Students studying online.

Cambridge provides English learning platform for Ukraine

People in Ukraine will be able to improve their English using an online learning platform specially developed by the University of Cambridge, in collaboration with Cambridge University Press & Assessment, and technology companies Amazon Web Services and Catalyst IT.
Chimpanzees are seen attentively listening to other chimpanzees heard at some distance in the West African forests of Côte d’Ivoire, studied as part of research by the Taï Chimpanzee Project

Chimpanzees use hilltops to conduct reconnaissance on rival groups

Research on neighbouring chimpanzee communities in the forests of West Africa suggests a warfare tactic not previously seen beyond humans is regularly used by our closest evolutionary relatives.


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