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About us

Who we are

UIS provides University-wide information services for the University of Cambridge, to enable the success of the collegiate University in fulfilling its mission of excellence in research and education, and by supporting world-class administration. We work collaboratively with colleagues in departments, colleges, and other institutions to provide a range of IT services to support the needs of all users at the University.

Our Senior Leadership Team oversees our organisational structure.

What we provide

We provide the critical core IT infrastructure that keeps the collegiate University working, with Wi-Fi and a high-speed fibre optic network across the city, telephony and central email services, and managed desktop and printing systems. Student learning is supported via a virtual learning environment, with their course administration handled in the student information system.

The administrative offices of the University rely on the corporate systems we operate for them, for student administration, human resources, finance, and research grant costing.

We support the increasing use of computing across Cambridge's diverse research fields and provide a range of computing services, including large scale supercomputing, data storage and visualisation, hosted in our highly energy efficient data centre.

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How to contact us

There are two ways to contact us:

  • if you have a problem with one of our services, or a straightforward request, please contact the Service Desk via or 01223 332999.

  • if you wish to discuss a new area of work, or understand how IT can help you achieve your long-term strategic goals, please contact your Relationship Manager.

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