University of Cambridge to hire a ‘Lego professor’

Caption: The University of Cambridge is looking to hire a “Lego professor” to help run its new research center focused on how children learn through play and interaction. (Flickr Commons/Ayleen Gaspar)

LONDON (MEDIA GENERAL) – Sure, you might be a Lego enthusiast. But could you be a Lego professor?

The historic University of Cambridge has announced it intends to hire a Lego professor to run its new research center that is focused on “play in education, development and learning” that was helped launch by a $2.3 million donation from the Lego Foundation.

OK, so the job isn’t exactly playing with Legos, but it is focused on how children learn and develop through play and interacting with others. And it’s safe to assume Lego blocks will play a role.

Cambridge isn’t the only institution with ties to the Lego Foundation. Lego also has collaborated in similar research with MIT in the United States and Tsinghua University in China. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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