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Department of Land Economy

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About the Department of Land Economy

The Department of Land Economy is a leading international centre, providing a full programme of taught courses within an intensive, research-oriented environment. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework assessment, 50% of the Department's research work was described as "World Leading" and a further 38% as "Internationally Excellent".

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The Department's multidisciplinary courses are distinctive within Cambridge and set it apart from other Cambridge departments and faculties.

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Research Groups

There are two core Research Groups within the Department, each containing leading international scholars:

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Dr Shailaja Fennell, is a member of successful Smart Villages team, led by Sir Brian Heap and based at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford in the UK

Mar 19, 2015

The Smart Villages initiative (running over 2016-19) has been granted the sum of £3 million, jointly funded by Cambridge Malaysian Education and Development Trust (CMEDT) and the Templeton World Charity Foundation.

Land Economists win awards for real estate research

Mar 04, 2015

Dr Eva Steiner and Miss Klara Kan are the recipients of two Aareal Awards of Excellence in recognition of outstanding scientific research in real estate economics.

Mansford Prize is awarded to Nick Worsley

Feb 13, 2015

We are delighted to announce that Nick Worsley (pictured) has won the Mansford Prize for 2014 for his dissertation on hotels in a mixed real estate portfolio.

Capital structure used to gauge firms' foundations

Feb 09, 2015

Patterns in the financing activities of firms could be used as a litmus-test to determine company value, according to a new report.

Professor J. E. Viñuales publishes Oxford Commentary on the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development

Feb 09, 2015

The international community has long grappled with the issue of protecting the environment while encouraging social and economic development, often with limited results. The 1992 Rio Declaration on Environment and Development was an emphatic attempt to address this issue, setting down twenty-seven key principles for the international community to follow.

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