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How research partnerships are offering innovative approaches to make the most of the East of England’s assets and tackle its more pressing challenges.

Intercity 2 train at Warnemünde station in Rostock, one of the parts of eastern Germany look at in the report.

Services across England now lag far behind East Germany, as experts call for ‘universal basic infrastructure’ in UK

05 Dec 2023

Per capita access to hospitals, mental health services, and further education facilities in German towns and cities – primarily in the former GDR –...

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Pile of yew trunks at the edge of an agricultural field

The Fens of eastern England once held vast woodlands

24 Nov 2023

The Fens of eastern England, a low-lying, extremely flat landscape dominated by agricultural fields, was once a vast woodland filled with huge yew...

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University’s expertise advises on West Cambridge Site trial of self-driving shuttle

27 May 2021

Professor John Miles from the Department of Engineering has been guiding a project looking at out-of-hours travel from city centres and employment...

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Cambridge researchers advise county council on net zero policy actions

19 Feb 2020

A team of early-career researchers from the University of Cambridge are working with the county council to identify the best ways for Cambridgeshire...

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Deprivation strongly linked to hospital admissions

18 Dec 2019

People who live in areas of higher than average deprivation are more likely to be admitted to hospital and to spend longer in hospital, according to...

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Discovering a world of languages

21 Oct 2019

A Cambridge-led team seeks to revitalise languages in the UK with a series of interactive pop-up exhibitions and an online game designed to set...

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Microscopic egg of a fish tapeworm and Must Farm excavation site

Ancient faeces reveal how ‘marsh diet’ left Bronze Age Fen folk infected with parasites

16 Aug 2019

Coprolites from the Must Farm archaeological excavation in East Anglia shows the prehistoric inhabitants were infected by parasitic worms that can be...

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A robot arm picking lettuces

Robot uses machine learning to harvest lettuce

08 Jul 2019

A vegetable-picking robot that uses machine learning to identify and harvest a commonplace, but challenging, agricultural crop has been developed by...

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Criminals, miscreants and misdemeanours

12 Jun 2019

Two centuries of Isle of Ely court records illuminate the darkest corners of the region's past.

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Living on the edge

29 Mar 2019

Some of the most deprived areas in England are located in the eastern region. The New Horizons project has been helping those furthest away from the...

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Future-proofing a forest

27 Mar 2019

Faced with shifting demands on landscapes and a changing climate, how do you plan for a forest’s future?

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Research at the chalk face: connecting academia and schools

25 Mar 2019

Researchers in Cambridge’s Faculty of Education are working with teachers to improve the experience of learning in the East of England – and boost...

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