PHG Foundation to be part of the University of Cambridge

By Rebecca Burbidge

21 March 2018


PHG Foundation is proud to​ announce that as of 1 April ​2018, it will be part of the University of Cambridge.

The School of Clinical Medicine will host the PHG Foundation, a unique combination that will continue and strengthen the Foundation’s successful policy development work in the application of science to benefit health and society.

Commenting on the new association, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge Professor Stephen Toope said:

This initiative brings together the unique research strengths of both the PHG Foundation, which has led such exemplary thinking around how science can best work for health, and the University’s world-leading School of Clinical Medicine…I am enormously grateful to the Hatton Trust for making this possible, and look forward to the University and the Foundation jointly addressing some of the major health challenges facing society today.

The Foundation looks forward to working with the Clinical School, the PHG Foundation’s Director, Mark Kroese commented:

The Clinical School is a world-leading source of medical excellence, research and leadership, and we are very much looking forward to working more closely with colleagues there as we continue to provide multidisciplinary perspectives on the policy issues around cutting-edge medical interventions and technologies.

The association has been made possible by a philanthropic gift from the Hong Kong based Hatton Trust, which recognises the University’s global eminence in science, medicine and the humanities alongside the pioneering policy development work of the Foundation. The PHG Foundation has received major funding from the Hatton Trust.

The Chair of the Trustees of the Foundation, Dr Ron Zimmern said:

I am delighted to see the work of the PHG Foundation over the last twenty years recognised by the University of Cambridge, and I am sure that the unique combination of a policy think-tank and a Clinical School will be highly successful. 

Looking ahead, the PHG Foundation will also build upon existing and new links with other parts of the University, including the Cambridge Institute of Public Health, the Centre of Law, Medicine and Society at the Faculty of Law, the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Humanities, the Cambridge Institute for Public Policy and Hughes Hall. 

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