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

Here we present a selection of case studies that 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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