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One of the largest and highest ranked such departments in the world, Cambridge's Department of Engineering is driving forward major projects on pivotal issues such as energy, cities, transport, healthcare and manufacturing.

Engineering at Cambridge is an integrated department comprised of the best academics, staff and students from around the world. The Department's strategic themes are:

  • Energy, fluid mechanics, and turbo-machinery
  • Electrical engineering
  • Mechanics, materials and design
  • Civil engineering
  • Manufacturing and management
  • Information engineering

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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.

A laboratory scientist
Gift announcement
Established as a charity in 1920, the Evelyn Trust makes grants to support medical research and health and wellbeing projects in Cambridgeshire. The Trust is particularly interested in research projects that have the potential to deliver transformational change, such as demonstration or pilot projects.
Gift announcement
The Vice-Chancellor celebrated the power of collegiate Cambridge and the importance of philanthropy in his annual address.

Related impact stories

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.

The Crossrail project
Philanthropic impact story
Construction engineering was facing a series of unprecedented challenges that required new ways of thinking, new responses and the questioning of accepted professional practices.
Sir James Dyson outside the James Dyson Building
Philanthropic impact story
Engineering hub focuses on advances including smart infrastructure, electric vehicles and efficient internal combustion systems