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Cambridge-led collaborations aim to tackle global food security and public health challenges

21 July 2017

Two major research collaborations led by the University of Cambridge have been awarded almost £15 million in funding, the Minister of State for Universities and Science, Jo Johnson MP, announced today during a visit to Cambridge’s Sainsbury Laboratory.

Tracking inequality in India: the story of a pioneer

4 July 2017

India’s booming business centres and gleaming shopping malls mask a grimmer reality. While one section of the population gets richer, another section gets poorer. In the countryside, farmers and others ‘left behind’ by the economic surge find themselves in increasingly desperate circumstances. In many cases their plight, exacerbated by crippling debt, has led to suicide.

World’s oldest, illustrated Sanskrit manuscript launches India Unboxed film series

12 June 2017

What connects a head-hunter’s trophy, a meteorite, Hercules, a painting of a Hindu temple, an ornate desk, a brass instrument, a tin of tea (unopened), an exotic orchid, a gharial, stacks of home movies and 8,000 lines of Sanskrit manuscript?

Seventy years of Indian independence celebrated with summer exhibitions at the Fitzwilliam Museum

6 June 2017

Two exhibitions and a new book have launched the Fitzwilliam Museum's celebration of the 70th anniversary of Indian Independence. The displays celebrate Cambridge’s past and present links with Indian culture with examples from the Museum’s world-class holdings of coins and its rarely-seen collection of Indian miniature painting.

Opinion: How ‘frugal innovation’ can fight off inequality

19 April 2017

With inequalities set to get worse, it’s time to take radical action, says Jaideep Prabhu, Director of Centre for India & Global Business, Cambridge Judge Business School, writing for The Conversation. Could the answer lie in the ‘frugal revolution’ that is already under way? 

Cambridge and India

"For over 150 years, the University of Cambridge has had a close relationship with India based on academic partnership and lasting friendships. India matters to Cambridge. And there has never been a better time to engage with its culture, its knowledge, science and technology, its world-view and, above all, the talents of its people.”

Prof Sir Leszek Borysiewicz,
Vice-Chancellor

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