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Celebrating interdisciplinary research at Cambridge

Posted 4 October 2021 by Ellen Ashmore

Cambridge University video highlights importance of interdisciplinary research 

The video called ‘What impact will your next connection have?’ encourages researchers to get involved in the lively network of cross-School initiatives at the University.

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Postgraduate students, early-career researchers and researchers new to the University in particular may not be aware of the range of opportunities for interdisciplinary networking and collaboration.

There are a number of interdisciplinary initiatives such as Interdisciplinary Research Centres (IRCs)Strategic Research Initiatives (SRIs), Strategic Research Networks (SRNs) and other cross-School initiatives across the University.

They link researchers from different departments and institutes through collaborative research projects, training, studentships, events and more.

Bringing together expertise and diverse academic perspectives in this way increases opportunities for funding and industry partnerships and strengthens the ability to tackle important research challenges facing society today.

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