Enable excellence

What we will do next:

Enable excellence

Groundbreaking research has defined us for centuries. But to fund future programmes, attract the finest postgraduates and enable excellence, we need support. Partnerships are the key: between the University, and its Colleges; with the cluster of entrepreneurs and companies around our city; with health partners near and far; with NGOs and institutes across the globe. Each relationship is reciprocal, enriching the entire network and multiplying our abilityto ensure that our next discoveries will deliver—on a global scale.

Groundbreaking research has defined us for centuries. But to fund future programmes, attract the finest postgraduates and enable excellence, we need support. Partnerships are the key: between the University, and its Colleges; with the cluster of entrepreneurs and companies around our city; with health partners near and far; with NGOs and institutes across the globe. Each relationship is reciprocal, enriching the entire network and multiplying our abilityto ensure that our next discoveries will deliver—on a global scale.

Featured priorities

Students in front of one of our Colleges
There are thousands of students out there who could make their mark on the world.
The Library, Cambridge Judge Business School
A hub of entrepreneurship and fresh thinking at the heart of Europe’s largest technology cluster.
A Cambridge-Africa Programme workshop in Tanzania
Supporting a new generation of outstanding researchers to create an African research culture.
Public Policy
Linking Cambridge’s world-leading research with policymaking to create an inclusive, equitable and sustainable world.

Impact of giving

 
 
 
 
 
Children looking at globe
The second phase of the interdisciplinary Philomathia Social Sciences Research Programme, a collaboration between the Philomathia Foundation and the University, has been launched to enable further pioneering work in addressing some of the major issues facing humanity today.
 
 
 
 
 
Philomathia Africa Programme gift agreement signing in Trinity Hall on 4 February 2018. Image by Stephen Bond Photography
A programme launched jointly by the University, Trinity Hall and the Philomathia Foundation will create new research and teaching collaborations with African universities, scholars and students in the social sciences to help seek solutions to some of the world’s most intractable challenges.
 
 
 
 
 
Pouring a chemical into a test tube
Building on its history of support for chemistry at Cambridge, the Walters-Kundert Charitable Trust has now established a permanent fund for future generations of early career chemists.
 
 
 
 
 
Sir James Dyson outside the James Dyson Building
Engineering hub focuses on advances including smart infrastructure, electric vehicles and efficient internal combustion systems