University of Cambridge

A global, public research University pushing back the boundaries of knowledge

The mission of the University of Cambridge is to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence.

Founded in 1209, the University comprises 31 autonomous Colleges, which accommodate more than 18,700 students including both undergraduates and post-graduates. The six Schools of the University encompass 150 departments, faculties and institutions. In addition to the continuing activities in each of the Schools, strategic research initiatives bring together multidisciplinary teams to build on current research strengths.

Cambridge researchers collaborate with academic colleagues on a regional, national and global level. Collaboration is not limited to academic institutions, with strategic partnerships spanning the public and private sectors.






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The University sits at the heart of the ‘Cambridge Cluster’, which employs 67,800+ people and has in excess of £18 billion in turnover generated annually by the 5,300+ knowledge intensive firms in and around the city. Collaboration is key to the Cambridge innovation model and enables impact on a global scale.