Impact is central to the mission of the University of Cambridge. For over 800 years, we have contributed to society through education, learning and research at the highest levels of international excellence. Our world-leading research underpins a huge range of innovations which create prosperity, improve quality of life, protect the environment and enrich our culture.

Here we present a selection of case studies to show how Cambridge research has changed the world.

Impacting the national debate on obesity

Professor Theresa Marteau and her team conducted a Cochrane systematic review producing conclusive evidence that people consume more food and drink when offered larger-sized portions, packages or tableware.

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