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. These pages aim to provide an overview of Cambridge’s global activities in the furtherance of that mission.



Global knowledge

The University of Cambridge disseminates knowledge across the world through its global assessment and publishing businesses, its libraries and museums, and through the commercialisation of university research.

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Global community

Cambridge is an international community with 28,000 students, researchers and staff based at the University at any one time, and more than 200,000 alumni in over 180 countries.

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Global Cambridge news

24 May 2017

Cambridge researcher awarded Autism Research Fellowship in Neuroscience will divide his time between Cambridge and Hong Kong

23 May 2017

Sherpas have evolved to become superhuman mountain climbers, extremely efficient at producing the energy to power their bodies even when oxygen is scarce,...

18 May 2017

The history, myths and legends surrounding the last Muslim ruler in Spain – whose surrender ended seven centuries of Islam at the heart of Western Europe –...

02 May 2017

Professor Andrew Preston examines the origins of the first hundred days as a measure of presidential success in American politics.

02 May 2017

Dr Emily Charnock, Lecturer in American History, delivers her verdict as the Trump presidency reaches its first major milestone.