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Cambridge Global Challenges

The Cambridge Strategic Research Initiative for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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Collaborations within University of Cambridge

The Cambridge Global Challenges is a Strategic Research Initiative currently involving over 300 researchers from across the University of Cambridge. Participants come from the physical and biological sciences, engineering and technology, business, law and medicine, and the arts, humanities and social sciences. We collaborate with other networks and groups whose work engages global challenges. For instance, we are working with the Synthetic Biology at Cambridge SRI on rapid diagnostics and frugal biotechnology in Africa, with the Cambridge Global Food Security SRI on enhancing sustainable food supplies in India, and with ideaSpace’s innovationLabs on Infrastructure for Fair Global Societies. Other collaborations include with the PublicHealth @ Cambridge SRI, the Energy @ Cambridge SRI, the Digital Humanities Network, the Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP), Cambridge Africa and the Nano Doctoral Training Centre.

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Cambridge researchers join new initiative on urban air pollution

Jul 18, 2018

Researchers from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge are part of a cutting-edge project to better understand Londoners’ exposure to air pollution and improve air quality in the capital.

'How to Get to SDG 6: Invisible Barriers to Urban Water and Sanitation'

Jul 17, 2018

In order to meet Sustainable Development Goal 6, N. Jeffery argues, the invisible challenges to better urban water and sanitation systems have to be tackled, too: governance, finance, and capacity development.

Low quality healthcare is increasing the burden of illness and health costs globally

Jul 17, 2018

Poor quality health services are holding back progress on improving health in countries at all income levels, according to a new joint report by the OECD, World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank (5th July 2018).

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Upcoming events

SDG-Conference: Towards Zero Hunger - Partnerships for impact

Aug 30, 2018

Wageningen Campus, The Netherlands

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Cambridge Global Challenges is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.


Find out about open funding opportunities, pre-call announcements, responsive calls, studentships and awards relevant to the global challenges agenda.

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