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Cambridge Sociology’s outstanding research recognised in the REF 2021

12 May 2022

The results from the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) have highlighted the outstanding quality and impact of Cambridge’s research in the field of Sociology. The Times Higher Education’s rankings of REF 2021 place Cambridge Sociology at #2 for research quality in UK higher education. 94% of Cambridge’s outputs...

Dr Ella McPherson Wins 2022 Pilkington Teaching Prize

17 March 2022

We're proud to announce that Dr Ella McPherson has been awarded the 2022 Pilkington Teaching Prize in recognition of her exceptional contribution to the Sociology Department and excellence in teaching. Dr Ella McPherson is an Associate Professor in the Sociology of New Media and Digital Technology and Director of...

Lebanon on life support: How politics made a nation sick

11 January 2022

New multi-national research shows how a long series of politically-driven crises have created a failed state and a public health disaster in Lebanon. A new Research for Health in Conflict (R4HC) study led by King ’s College London and partners at the University of Cambridge and the American University of Beirut, Lebanon...

A World Leader

The Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge is a world-leading centre for teaching and research in Sociology, consistently ranked first in UK league tables by The Guardian, The Independent and The Times.

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