About Us

Few people know that the story of Engineers Without Borders UK actually started from Cambridge University, in fact, in this very Engineering Department. More than 15 years ago, a group of engineering students like you and me were inspired by a similar movement in Canada to make use of engineering knowledge and skills to make lives for under-served people better.

Fast forward a few years, EWB UK has evolved into a nation-wide initiative, involving more than 20 schools across the UK, with headquarters based in London.

EWB Cambridge shares the vision of EWB UK, but works independently by offering talks and events throughout the year. Our focus is on highlighting the possibilities that engineering can do to make the world a better place for the most underserved population. We seek to inspire everyone – not just engineers – to step up and play a real part in being globally responsible citizens.