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International Development Research @ Cambridge



Renata Schaeffer is the Head of International Partnerships at the Strategic Partnership Office.

Renata works with University of Cambridge’s Schools, Faculties and Departments in developing institutional relationships with higher education and research institutes, governments, funders and NGOs internationally.

This work is aligned with the University International Strategy’s commitment to extending global public good – namely through the lives of the world’s poorest 3 billion people –  and to identifying clear routes to research impact through partnership with our global partners

Renata’s motivation to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals through the participation in Cambridge Global Challenges stems from a wish to better support the academic community in developing and sustaining equitable and meaningful partnerships in the Global South.


Welcome to Cambridge Global Challenges

Cambridge Global Challenges is the Interdisciplinary Research Centre (IRC) of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, with a particular focus on the poorest half of the world’s population.


Join the Interdisciplinary Research Centre

Register to Cambridge Global Challenges and to the IRC's mailing list here.


Learn about the support we provide 

Learn how Cambridge Global Challenges can support your research here.


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