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International Development Research @ Cambridge


Professor Alan Blackwell (Co-Director)

Technology; Design; Data; Intelligence; Computer Laboratory; School of Technology

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Professor Pauline Rose (Co-Director)

Educational inequality; Education financing; Education governance; State and non-state providers in education; Faculty of Education; School of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Dr Sara Serradas O'Holleran (Research Strategy Manager)

Science for Development; Innovation Ecosystems in the Global South; Science Diplomacy; International Research; Research Strategy

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Welcome to Cambridge Global Challenges

Cambridge Global Challenges is the Strategic Research Initiative (SRI) 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 Strategic Research Initiative

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


Learn about the support we provide 

Information on how Cambridge Global Challenges can support your research is shared here.


Contribute to Cambridge's response to COVID-19 in the Global South

Join working groups that invite your collaboration, create a new working group and learn about available funding opportunities here.


Contact us

Research Strategy Manager (Dr Sara Serradas O'Holleran):​.