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.

Groupwork adds up to better maths teaching

Through innovative ‘micro-secondments’, education researchers at Cambridge have developed a new way of translating their findings on the benefits of groupwork to help primary school teachers improve the way they teach mathematics.

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From Tudor history to world development

With interdisciplinarity increasingly encouraged, sometimes simply addressing academics beyond the confines of one’s own discipline can create significant impact, as Cambridge historian Professor Simon Szreter found when he decided to publish a paper

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Bangla Stories

A new website is helping schoolchildren to understand the complex reasons why people move between countries, and inspiring them to look into their own families’ stories.

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