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Strategic Partnerships Office


The University has recently entered into a partnership with Tsinghua University in China and has established the Cambridge – Tsinghua Joint Research Initiative Fund for five years from 2019/20 to 2023/24 ( The two universities will provide RMB 1 million and £ 100000 per year, respectively, to strengthen research collaborations between academics in the two institutions. The initiative reflects the commitment of both universities to work together on addressing global challenges, such as climate change, food security or infectious diseases. The broad theme of the initiative is in sustainability and future emerging technologies.

We are now launching the first call for collaborative projects under this important initiative for which participation from academics in all schools and departments in both universities is encouraged. Proposals are due by August 30 for 15 months projects starting in October 2019. For details see the short proposal form below, or write to

Tsinghua-Cambridge Joint Fund Application Form