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The Gates Cambridge Scholarships fund postgraduate study for international students who have outstanding academic ability and exceptional social leadership skills. The programme was established through a US$210m donation to the University of Cambridge from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2001 which remains the largest single donation to a UK university.

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Could Changes in Our Diet Have Made Childbirth More Risky?

(0) Comments | Posted 26 January 2016 | (22:36)

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*Victoria Tobolsky [2012] is a first year PhD student in Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard, where she is studying the evolution of the human skeleton and its applications to health. She did an MPhil in Human Evolutionary Studies at the University...

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Apartheid Ideas Highlighted in Social Media

(0) Comments | Posted 8 January 2016 | (20:15)

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*Zenobia Ismail [2013] is doing a PhD in Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge with the support of a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Picture credit: Wikipedia.

In December 2015 South Africa had a collective heart murmur. The sudden dismissal...

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Women Fight Terror Through Education

(1) Comments | Posted 18 December 2015 | (11:14)

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*Aliya Khalid [2015] is doing a PhD in Education with the support of the Gates Cambridge Trust. She is from Peshawar. Picture credit: Wikipedia.

Ideas are what cause nations to collapse or rejuvenate. It is ideas and ideology that help people...

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The Gift of Knowledge

(0) Comments | Posted 14 December 2015 | (22:42)

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*Natalie Rebeyev [2015] is doing a PhD in Medical Science with the support of a Gates Cambridge Scholarship.

It was 5:30 am on a sunny Sunday morning in August 2011 and I couldn't contain my excitement. As we began to make...

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Rethinking Online Feminist Action

(0) Comments | Posted 7 December 2015 | (12:25)

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*Lauren Power [2015] is doing an MPhil in Multi-Disciplinary Gender Studies at the University of Cambridge, with the support of a Gates Cambridge Scholarship.

Last week, more than 1,200 women in a secret Facebook group launched an online campaign to name-and-shame...

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Tackling India's Sanitation Crisis

(3) Comments | Posted 5 December 2015 | (11:46)

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*An urban planner by learning and alumnus of Cambridge University, MS Raghavendra [2002 - PhD in Architecture] teaches at Administrative Staff College of India and may be reached at m.raghavendra@gatesscholar.org for a longer version of this piece. He did his PhD...

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Don't Blame the Abundance of Oil

(0) Comments | Posted 24 November 2015 | (17:48)

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*Kamiar Mohaddes [2005] is a Senior Lecturer and Fellow in Economics at Girton College, University of Cambridge. He did a PhD in Economics, supported by a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Picture credit: Wikipedia.

According to the 'Resource Curse' hypothesis, resource-rich countries perform...

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Solving Problems With Human-Centred Design

(0) Comments | Posted 17 November 2015 | (13:16)

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*Allison Kindig [2015] is a Gates Cambridge Scholar and is doing her MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development. Picture credit: Clear Light Bulb with Glowing Filament by freebie.photography is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported...

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Women in the Shuttle Trade Remain Trapped in Inequality

(0) Comments | Posted 14 October 2015 | (16:10)

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*Darja Irdam [2012] is doing a PhD in Sociology at the University of Cambridge, supported by a Gates Cambridge Scholarship.

In many societies across the world it is men who are in a position of power politically, economically and socially, while...

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Health Risks of Large Families

(0) Comments | Posted 1 October 2015 | (16:00)

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*Diana Pirjol [2011] did an MPhil in Public Health. She is currently a Public Health Advocate Fellow with the European Public Health Alliance. Picture by Alex Proimos from Sydney, Australia (Washing on the Line Uploaded by russavia) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)],...

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The Gap Between Arctic Oil's Rhetoric and Reality

(0) Comments | Posted 30 September 2015 | (00:41)

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*Victoria Herrmann [2014] is a Research Associate at The Arctic Institute, doing a PhD in Polar Studies. Photo credit: Wikipedia.

In a surprise statement earlier this week, Shell has announced that the company will stop offshore petroleum exploration off...

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Lack of Science Knowledge Hampers Policymaking

(0) Comments | Posted 21 September 2015 | (00:32)

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*Rebekah Scheuerle [2013] is doing a PhD in Chemical Engineering and is President of the Gates Cambridge Scholars' Council. Paul Bergen [2013] is doing a PhD in Pathology and is Vice President of the Gates Cambridge Scholars' Council. Photo...

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How a Boy With a Clock Becomes a Terrorist

(0) Comments | Posted 20 September 2015 | (11:36)

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*Joseph McQuade [2013] is doing a PhD in History with the support of a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Picture credit: BBC.

Last Monday, a boy in Irving, Texas, brought a clock to school. If this seems innocuous, it should. The incident became...

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An Astounding Defeat for Public Health

(0) Comments | Posted 29 July 2015 | (15:49)

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*Jerry Lee [2013] received an MPhil in Epidemiology as a Gates Cambridge Scholar and is now a second year medical student at Duke University. He is currently funded by the American Heart Association to conduct statins research with Dr Michael Pencina....

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Concern Over Statins Advice

(0) Comments | Posted 27 July 2015 | (18:57)

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*Jerry Lee [2013] received an MPhil in Epidemiology as a Gates Cambridge Scholar and is now a second year medical student at Duke University. He is currently funded by the American Heart Association to conduct statins research with Dr Michael Pencina....

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Blood Atonement in Utah

(1) Comments | Posted 25 June 2015 | (00:11)

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*Callie Vandewiele [2014] is doing a PhD in Latin American Studies and was born in Utah. Picture: "Execution of John D. Lee" by J.P. Dunn, Massacres of the Mountains: A History of the Indian Wars of the Far West, New York:...

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A New Age of Amphibian Conservation

(0) Comments | Posted 19 June 2015 | (18:20)

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*Collin VanBuren [2013] is a Gates Cambridge Scholar doing a PhD in Earth Sciences and is a member of the Amphibian Conservation Research Symposium Steering Committee. Picture credit: California National Guard (http://www.army.mil/media/26164) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Amphibians...

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Fear of Public Speaking and How to Conquer It

(1) Comments | Posted 12 June 2015 | (17:48)

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*Rebekah Scheuerle [2013] is President of the Gates Cambridge Scholars Council and is doing a PhD in Chemical Engineering. Picture credit: Charles Dickens public reading by Charles A. Barry [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

"There are only two...

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Gay Rights Are About More Than Marriage

(0) Comments | Posted 2 June 2015 | (17:54)

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*Jeffrey Lockhart [2014] is doing an MPhil in Multi-Disciplinary Gender Studies. Follow him on Twitter: @jw_lockhart. A symbolic marriage cake in favour of allowing gay marriages in Italy not only to heterosexual couples but to lesbian and gay ones as well....

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Facing Up to Global Challenges

(0) Comments | Posted 27 May 2015 | (22:05)

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*Madeline Weeks [2014] is an MPhil student in Geographical Research and Executive of the Global Scholars Action Network (GSAN). She studies the wellbeing of coffee farmers in Mexico and has a deep passion for the pursuit of happiness. Follow her on...

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