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Big Data Strategic Research Initiative

The Cambridge Big Data Strategic Research Initiative brings together researchers from across the University to address challenges presented by our access to unprecedented volumes of data. Research spans all six Schools of the University, from the underlying fundamentals in mathematics and computer science, to applications ranging from astronomy and bioinformatics, to medicine, social science and the humanities

In parallel, research addresses important issues around law, ethics and economics, in order to apply Big Data to solve challenging problems for society and there are important links here to public policy. 

Visit the Big Data SRI website to find out about relevant seminars and events, we will also update our respective websites with relevant collaborative activities.

Visit the Big Data SRI website here.

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Inaugural Social Science and Law Interdisciplinary Conference

Mar 12, 2018

The recent Inaugural Social Science and Law Interdisciplinary Conference, held at Jesus College in Cambridge, brought together leading academics from law and the social sciences, including economics, to discuss inequality and the rule of law in the global north and the rising powers, particularly China.

The challenges of experimental government’ seminar series

Nov 17, 2017

This seminar series is organised by the Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge

Imagine2027

Nov 16, 2017

A programme of events focusing on imagined futures on a range of topics related to inequality from leading speakers.

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About Us

We aim to support public policy research across Cambridge University, working with colleagues in science, social science, the arts and humanities, to apply new thinking to public policy problems and promote research and analysis into the public policy process. We hope to connect and raise the profile of existing public policy related work across the University and support collaborative research that includes policy development in a range of subject areas. 

Contact us if you are interested in joining the initiative or would like to know more.