Research and teaching
Our senior academics set the agenda. It is through their expertise and leadership that we discover extraordinary things and train the next generation.
The competition to attract the world’s most brilliant minds is fierce and we must ensure that we have the resources we need to endow academic posts, which can be filled by the world's best thinkers, so Cambridge can continue to compete at a global level.
We want to make sure that we have the skills and expertise to lead the world in new fields of inquiry, continuing the Cambridge tradition of setting the global benchmark for standards of education, learning and research. Crucial to this is the endowment of fellowships, lectureships and professorships, so that Cambridge continues to attract and provide for the world's best thinkers. Endowing these academic posts is at the heart of the plan for the University's future as it is the senior academics who lead our extraordinary research projects and shape the next generation of researchers and thinkers.