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University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge, founded in 1209, is one of the world's oldest universities and leading academic centres, and a self-governed community of scholars. Its mission is to contribute to society through the pursuit of education,learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence.

Its reputation for outstanding academic achievement is known world-wide and reflects the intellectual achievement of its students, as well as the world-class original research carried out by the staff of the University and the Colleges.  As an illustration of this, Cambridge staff and alumni include 88 Nobel prize winners, more than any other institution.

Fast Facts

The University has more than 18,000 students from all walks of life and all corners of the world, nearly 9,000 staff, 31 Colleges and 150 Departments, Faculties, Schools and other institutions.  

The University offers degree courses in a huge number of subjects.

The list of postgraduate courses with taught

 elements that are available in 2013/14 includes 135 courses, ranging from Advanced Chemical

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 Engineering to Translational Medicine & Therapeutics.  

An A to Z of all available research programmes or PhDs includes 87 subjects, ranging from Anthropology to Zoology. 

The University of Cambridge has nine museums and collections which are open to the public throughout the year.

Life in Cambridge

Cambridge is a small but vibrant city which is packed with things to see and do.  It is particularly well-known for its architecture and heritage and has many museums.  There are a large number of places to eat and drink in and around the city centre, and the city has a leisure park comprising a cinema, bowling alley, nightclubs and live 

performance venue.  Music and comedy events are held at the Cambridge Corn Exchange, and theatre productions at the Cambridge Arts Theatre and the ADC Theatre.  

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Cambridge also hosts a number of exciting annual events such as the world-renowned independent film festival at the Arts Picturehouse, the Folk Festival and various community programmes organised by the University, including the Festival of Ideas and Cambridge Science Festival.

The city features many attractive parks and green spaces.  The Botanic Gardens house plants from all over the world in beautiful surroundings. 

Cambridge benefits from being a short distance from London, the capital being only a fifty-minute train ride away.