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The range and diversity of countries in the wide Asia-Pacific region is reflected in Cambridge’s varied and dynamic range of activities – in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore and elsewhere. 

Research partnerships with leading institutions in Asia-Pacific demonstrate Cambridge’s commitment to solving national, regional and global issues in close collaboration with international partners.

The Cambridge Judge Business School is particularly active in the Asia-Pacific region, with ongoing research and events focused on alternative finance and the fintech industry. The Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership delivers its flagship executive programmes to senior executives and sustainability professionals in Australia and S.E.Asia .

Cambridge University Press & Assessment has a strong presence in the region, with national and local programmes of educational reform, teacher support and training, and network of Cambridge International Schools. Many Cambridge Colleges also have active alumni groups in the Asia-Pacific. 

Our partners in Australia

Universities in Australia are long-standing research and publication partners of Cambridge. They have links across all academic disciplines. Examples include:

  • Law with Melbourne, Monash and Sydney
  • Artificial intelligence with Sydney and the University of Western Australia
  • Energy and transport infrastructure with the Australian National University

Australia is also home to over 4,000 Cambridge alumni. A wide range of scholarships are funded by the Cambridge Australia Trust, supporting Australian postgraduates taking degrees at Cambridge.

Our partners in Japan

In Japan, the University of Tokyo has a key partnership with Cambridge. The partnership encompasses many fields of research and faculty exchange, especially in technology, physical and biological sciences, public policy and Japanese studies. One of the ways that these activities are showcased is through the Cambridge-UTokyo Joint Symposium. Cambridge also works closely with leading Japanese corporations, especially Mitsubishi, Hitachi and Toyota.

Our partner in New Zealand

The universities of Cambridge and of Canterbury, New Zealand have a reciprocal programme for academic visitors, the Cambridge-Canterbury Exchange Programme, funded in the main by Canterbury’s Erskine Bequest. It supports teachers and researchers in either direction and in any subject.  

Our partners in Singapore

Singapore has been central to Cambridge’s international research profile for many years. The Centre for Advanced Research & Education in Singapore (CARES) was established in 2013, the University’s first research centre outside the UK. It brings together researchers from Cambridge with colleagues from the National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University and industrial partners to work on problems relevant to Singapore and the world at large. These programmes initially focused on reducing Singapore’s carbon footprint, thereby developing more sustainable processes for industrial use around the world, but CARES now also hosts collaborative projects in pharmaceutical industry processes, decarbonising shipping, modelling for eco-industrial sites, and cognitive sciences.

Global Humanities

Global Humanities is a multilateral, international initiative that grew out of Cambridge's School of Arts and Humanities. It now involves partners in Chile, China, India, Lebanon and Turkey. Their work explores approaches to global humanities, from institutional and international points of view, and how to teach the humanities. Current and future projects include academic exchange, publications, workshops and conferences, and joint teaching at postgraduate level.

The contact for Global Humanities in our Strategic Partnerships Office is Maja Wallberg

Want to partner with Cambridge?

There are lots of different ways you can work with the University of Cambridge. Our Strategic Partnerships team is here to help you decide the best path for your organisation and connect you with the right people across the University. The coordinator for partnerships in East Asia is Dr Jingchen Hou and the coordinator for partnerships in the S.E.Asia-Pacific is Hilary Perrott.