University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

A collegiate public research university in Cambridge, England, United Kingdom. It was founded in 1209.

The University of Cambridge is a United Kingdom-based institute of higher learning with a focus on teaching and research. It has 31 colleges and offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

COVID-19

During the COVID-19 outbreak in 2020, the university used its research facilities to develop diagnostic equipment to expedite the testing for the virus for workers who serve the National Health Service (NHS). It is a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test and takes four hours to get results. The research sector of the university was also developing a vaccine based on a protein subunit and S protein.

Timeline

People

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LinkedIn

Professor Stephen J. Toope

Vice Chancellor

Further reading

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Cambridge Uni urges students to 'return home'

Web

March 18, 2020

Coronavirus: Everyone should wear masks in COVID-19 crisis, say University of Cambridge researchers

Gemma Gardner

Web

April 10, 2020

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Women at Cambridge: The ladder of academic success

Companies

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News

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Date
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Ashley Strickland, CNN
February 18, 2020
CNN
Around 70,000 years ago, a Neanderthal was laid to rest in Shanidar Cave. Excavations in recent years have slowly revealed its entire upper body, including a lower back, the clenched bones of a right hand and the left hand almost acting as a pillow beneath the skull.
By Jonathan Chadwick For Mailonline
January 16, 2020
Mail Online
Just four 15-minute police patrols a day on platforms of some of the London Underground's worst stations for crime create a 'phantom effect' where crime decreases even when officers aren't there.
By Ian Randall For Mailonline
September 10, 2019
Mail Online
The menu changes were made by the University Catering Service (UCS), which operates 14 outlets across the university and caters more than 1,500 hospitality events each year.

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