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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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Seven Lessons in Mentorship

(0) Comments | Posted 23 February 2015 | (15:10)

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*Victor Roy [2009] is a Gates Cambridge scholar as a PhD student in sociology and political economy at the University of Cambridge focusing on innovation in health. He is co-directing (with Andrea Cabrero) Gates Cambridge's scholar development programme. He...

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Tax Justice Is a Matter of Power, Not Ethics

(1) Comments | Posted 10 February 2015 | (19:13)

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*Andrea Binder [2014] is a Gates Cambridge Scholar at the University of Cambridge doing a PhD in Politics and International Studies. Picture credit: zirconicusso and http://www.freedigitalphotos.net.

This week got off to a rough start for the global super-rich. Leading newspapers around...

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Prisoners and Full-time Students

(0) Comments | Posted 2 February 2015 | (19:52)

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*Sytske Besemer [2008] did a PhD in Criminology at the University of Cambridge with the support of a Gates Cambridge Scholarship and is doing a postdoc at University of California Berkeley. Photo credit: PUP.

What does a criminologist do in her...

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Tackling the Stigma of Ill Health Through Education

(0) Comments | Posted 26 January 2015 | (14:25)

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*Neha Kinariwalla [2014] is doing an MPhil in Modern Society and Global Transformations at the University of Cambridge, with the support of a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Image courtesy of ddpavumba at FreeDigitalPhotos.net.

What's the best way to ignite change in medicine?...

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On Faith and Secularism

(0) Comments | Posted 21 January 2015 | (13:23)

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*Zenobia Ismail [2013] is doing a PhD in Politics and International Studies with the support of a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Picture credit: 'Hands' by africa and http://www.freedigitalphotos.net.

I recently accepted an invitation to visit a church in Kalinga Linga, one...

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Pakistan Finally Wakes Up to the Taliban Threat

(1) Comments | Posted 22 December 2014 | (09:41)

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*Saalika Mela [2013] recently completed an MPhil in Education at the University of Cambridge. Picture credit of man escorting schoolchildren after they were rescued from the Peshawar school: Express Tribune and Wiki Media Commons.

One thing is clear after the

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Moving Forward After Ferguson and Staten Island

(0) Comments | Posted 9 December 2014 | (13:53)

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*Adam Cowden [2014] is doing an MPhil in Planning, Growth and Regeneration. Picture credit: Debra Sweet and Flickr. Licensed by Creative Commons.

For Americans, the 2014 holiday season has not gotten off to a particularly cheery start. As anyone with access...

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A Generational Contract of Design

(0) Comments | Posted 20 November 2014 | (17:47)

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*Victoria Herrmann [2014] is doing a PhD in Polar Studies at the University of Cambridge with a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Picture credit: worradmu and http://www.freedigitalphotos.net

The lifestyle and political choices in America over the past half-century have cultivated...

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The Struggle for Values - In and Out of the Modern Job Market

(0) Comments | Posted 13 November 2014 | (16:32)

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*Farhan Samanani [2013] is doing a PhD in Social Anthropology with the support of a Gates Cambridge Scholarship.

'Do what you love', we are told. But what if 'what we love' just isn't hiring? And what if whoever is hiring just...

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Diplomats in Robes

(0) Comments | Posted 3 November 2014 | (10:57)

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*Todd Tucker [2012] is a Gates Cambridge Scholar doing a PhD in Development Studies focusing on international economic dispute settlement. Picture credit: renjith krishnan and http://www.freedigitalphotos.net.

New York federal courts have rattled nerves around the globe with recent decisions that impact...

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Why Kenya's Public Transport System Is Fighting Cashless Payment

(0) Comments | Posted 28 October 2014 | (19:30)

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*Marlen de la Chaux [2013] is a Gates Scholar at Cambridge University's Judge Business School, pursuing a PhD in Management Studies. She is currently a visiting research fellow with iHub in Nairobi, where she studies the opportunities and challenges associated with...

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Will India and Japan Forge a New Asia?

(1) Comments | Posted 10 October 2014 | (15:21)

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*Joseph McQuade [2013] is doing a PhD in History with the support of a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Picture of Narendra Modi. Credit: Mayur Bhatt and Wiki Commons.

Amid the cheering of nearly 20,000 supporters and the vocal protests of academics and...

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Obesity Crisis Is Not Just a Lifestyle Issue

(0) Comments | Posted 21 August 2014 | (14:53)

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*Annalijn Conklin [2011] has completed her PhD in Medical Science at the MRC Epidemiology Unit. Picture credit: http://www.freedigitalphotos.net and Stuart Miles.


The "obesity crisis" has been given much media attention in recent months for two important reasons: there are...

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The Need for an Afghan Voice in Reform

(0) Comments | Posted 11 August 2014 | (19:44)

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*Lindsey Murray [2013] has been studying an MPhil in Criminological Research. Photo credit: Salvatore Vuono and http://www.freedigitalphotos.net.


The Western World is aware that international assistance is required to help rebuild less developed countries - providing institutional reform and capacity...

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Embryonic Knowledge

(0) Comments | Posted 14 July 2014 | (19:09)

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*Katie Hammond [2011] is doing an MPhil in Multi-Disciplinary Gender Studies. Picture credit: http://www.freedigitalphotos.net and dream designs.


How does biology intersect with society? A pioneering inter-disciplinary project at Arizona State University is looking at the issue from the perspective...

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When Impact Is More Important Than Invention

(0) Comments | Posted 4 July 2014 | (21:44)

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*Rebekah Scheuerle [2013] is doing a PhD in Chemical Engineering. This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the Saving Lives at Birth partners, JustMilk, or the University of Cambridge. Picture credit: Salvatore Vuono and www.freedigitalphotos.net

Everyone wants to be...

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Redefining Rare Disease

(0) Comments | Posted 27 June 2014 | (13:07)

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*Bo Shiun Lai [2013] is a Gates Cambridge Scholar pursuing a PhD in Pathology at the University of Cambridge. He helped develop a new paradigm that can deliver antiparasitic agents across multiple membrane barriers and published his findings on...

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The Public and Private Isaac Newton

(0) Comments | Posted 20 June 2014 | (12:24)

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*Sarah Dry [2003] did a PhD in the History and Philosophy of Science. Her book The Newton Papers: The Strange and True Odyssey of Isaac Newton's Manuscripts is published this month by Oxford University Press. Read Sarah Dry's blog...

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Obesity in Africa

(0) Comments | Posted 13 June 2014 | (13:18)

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*Georgina Murphy [2009] did a PhD in Public Health and Primary Healthcare at the University of Cambridge. This work was done as part of a collaboration between the University of Cambridge, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, and Medical Research Council/Uganda Virus Research...

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The Other Mass Mobilisation on D-Day

(0) Comments | Posted 6 June 2014 | (13:14)

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*Victor Roy [2009] is a Gates Cambridge scholar as a PhD student in sociology and political economy at the University of Cambridge focusing on innovation policy. He is also an MD candidate at Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine and is a...

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