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

17 March 2017

Professor Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, the President of the European Research Council, was in Cambridge on Thursday, 16 March to celebrate the ERC’s 10th...

15 March 2017

As new estimates of death toll for health workers are published, experts say the deliberate and systematic attacks on the healthcare infrastructure in Syria...

20 March 2017

The International Criminal Court’s focus on African states has led to pushback from the continent, yet intervening anywhere else looks increasingly unlikely...

10 March 2017

When Reverend Kenred Smith captured moments of life in the Congo over 120 years ago, he couldn’t have imagined that the photos – now in Cambridge's Museum...

08 March 2017

Hundreds of objects which tell the story of 100 million of India’s most marginalised citizens – its Indigenous and Adivasi people – are to go on display for...