Chemical engineering and biotechnology

Chemical engineering and biotechnology

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Working at the interfaces between engineering, chemistry, biology and physics, our aim is to produce the academic, industrial and entrepreneurial leaders of tomorrow, together with the industrial processes and bioscientific advances they will employ.

One of the world's premier centres for teaching and research in chemical engineering, the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology has a track-record of attracting the highest calibre students and academics from around the world, and consistently achieving the highest rating in the UK Government Teaching and Research Assessment Exercises.

Former and current members hold or have held top positions in the chemical and allied industries and the associated learned bodies that support them. The award-winning Institute of Biotechnology has pioneered a holistic approach to research-inspired entrepreneurship and the formation of a 'halo' of spin-out companies exploiting research arising from its science base.

Since 2016, the Department has been situated in the University’s science and engineering hub on the West Cambridge site, and perfectly placed to maximise links with a number of other faculties including: Physics at the Cavendish Laboratory, the Computer Science Laboratory, the Institute for Manufacturing and Cambridge Enterprise. Such an environment will give our academic and business leaders the facilities, resources, and inspiration to accelerate solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. The Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at Cambridge will continue to bring tangible benefits to society, and act as a powerful catalyst to boost the economy locally and nationally, assisting employment and wealth creation in the UK and beyond.

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Gift announcements

Cambridge owes its world-leading excellence in research and teaching to the generosity of its supporters. Our history is synonymous with a history of far-sighted benefaction, and the same is as true today as it has ever been.

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LycaHealth, the new healthcare brand, have presented a donation of £150,000 to Cambridge University to support Sri Lankan students and improve public health in Sri Lanka.   
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Multi-million pound legacy to create a new 'Ray and Dagmar Dolby Court' at Pembroke College

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Philanthropic giving is at the heart of the success of the Collegiate University, enabling us to make discoveries that change the world and to ensure that our students received an unrivalled education.

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The recently-launched Milner Therapeutics Institute and Consortium aims to tackle some of today’s most globally devastating diseases, including cancer and Alzheimer’s.
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In 2016 the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology will bid farewell to central Cambridge and move into its new £60m purpose-built home on the West Cambridge Science and Technology Campus.