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Interdisciplinary Research Centre

Interdisciplinary Research Centres

The University’s Interdisciplinary Research Centres are established cross-School initiatives that have demonstrated a critical mass of academic support in at least three Schools and have the explicit endorsement of the University’s Research Policy Committee. They extend the research priorities and strategies of the individual Schools by tackling cross-disciplinary challenges and creating a shared cross-School vision in key thematic areas. 

Strategic Research Initiatives

Strategic Research Initiatives (SRI) and Networks build on areas of existing research strength by bringing together a critical mass of expertise from across the Schools, with four key aims: to address large-scale multi-disciplinary research challenges; to increase our capacity to influence national and international research, policy and funding agendas; to strengthen internal cross-disciplinary research collaborations; and to provide a platform for large-scale funding applications, recruitments and international research partnerships.  

Energy Policy Research Group

The Energy Policy Research Group (EPRG), based at the Judge Business School, research team has broad expertise in economics, technology policy and political science. The core research discipline is economics, within a framework that encourages collaboration between experts from different academic traditions, drawing on insights from engineering, political science and law. 

Cambridge Alumni Energy Society

Cambridge Alumni Energy Society welcomes all Cambridge alumni, students and faculty who work or have an interest in the energy sector. Its ambition is to provide the alumni community with current knowledge and innovative ideas coming from various perspectives across the energy sector.   

Cambridge Cleantech

Cambridge Cleantech promotes Greater Cambridge and the UK as a significant cluster and centre for the cleantech sector.

UK Energy Research Centre

The UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) acts a focal point for UK energy research and a gateway between the UK and the international energy research communities.

Student Societies

If you are interested in energy and environmental issues, you may wish to get involved with one of the student societies with interests in energy. Below is a list of some of the active societies at the University: