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University of Cambridge Is Hiring a Professor of Lego

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Since the 1200s, the University of Cambridge in the UK has been one of the greatest centers for learning and scholarly research in the world. So it's no surprise that the revered institution is now hiring a professor of Lego.

The Lego Foundation donated £1.5 million ($2.3 million USD) to the university to build a center dedicated to research in "play in education, development, and learning." The open professorial position will lead the institute. CNN reports:

Candidates for the role will likely need to be passionate about playing with colorful plastic bricks and enthusiastic about early childhood education.

The Lego Foundation has been collaborating with Cambridge in the last decade on research related to children's play. It also has ties with MIT in the U.S. and the Tsinghua University in China.

The foundation is known for its philanthropic and research work related to childhood education and play. It is financed by the Lego Group, which manufactures and sells the popular toy bricks.

-via College Insurrection

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