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Cambridge and India have well over 100 collaborations and partnerships, many forged over decades, others more recently.

A young child drinks from a water tap

Foresters bring Cambridge 'water curriculum' to Indian Himalayas

29 Jun 2023

Foresters across the mountainous northeastern Indian state of Nagaland will help roll out a unique programme of environmental education, co-developed...

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A section through the Dharamjali stalagmite that the authors studied.

Prolonged droughts likely spelled the end for Indus megacities

26 Apr 2023

New research involving Cambridge University has found evidence — locked into an ancient stalagmite from a cave in the Himalayas — of a series of...

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Killer heatwaves endanger India's development

19 Apr 2023

Heatwaves could slow or reverse India’s progress towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) without heat impact assessments.

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Priest reading Hindu scripts

Ancient grammatical puzzle solved after 2,500 years

15 Dec 2022

A grammatical problem which has defeated Sanskrit scholars since the 5th Century BC has finally been solved by an Indian PhD student at Cambridge...

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The gift of identity

13 Apr 2022

Technology that recognises people’s unique iris patterns is giving a means of identification to millions of individuals across the globe.

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Health care workers administering covid-19 vaccination in New Delhi

Delhi outbreak highlights challenge of herd immunity in the face of Delta variant

14 Oct 2021

The severe outbreak of COVID-19 in Delhi, India, in 2021 showed not only that the Delta variant of SARS-CoV2 is extremely transmissible but that it...

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India flag face mask. Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Extent of India’s COVID nudge campaign revealed

17 Sep 2020

The Government of India’s use of nudge theory in the first three months of the pandemic helped to tackle the virus on numerous fronts, a new study...

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Coronavirus pandemic: making safer emergency hospitals

28 Apr 2020

Simple, low-cost ventilation designs and configuration of wards can reduce the dispersal of airborne virus in emergency COVID-19 hospitals, say...

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Fixing India’s slum rehabilitation housing

13 Feb 2020

Millions of new houses being built for former slum-dwellers are failing their residents and fuelling unnecessary energy use. New research aims to...

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One of the partner schools

How could multilingualism benefit India’s poorest schoolchildren?

20 Nov 2018

Multilingualism is the norm in India. But rather than enjoying the cognitive and learning advantages seen in multilingual children in the Global...

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Cambridge and Indian partners launch collaboration to transform India’s "Green Revolution”

22 Feb 2018

Researchers met in New Delhi today to formalise the launch of a programme that aims to jointly address some of India’s most pressing food security...

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Children with disabilities are being denied equal opportunities for a quality education across the world, including in the UK

13 Nov 2017

Researchers from the Faculty of Education have produced a new report on the current state of education for children with disabilities in both England...

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