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

12 August 2016

A new volume of essays looks afresh at women’s lives during the 600 years of the Ottoman empire.

26 July 2016

Disco Tony has travelled over 5,000 miles. He is grey with a yellow ring around his eyes. He is a cuckoo, but not just any cuckoo.

22 July 2016

Intestinal parasites as well as goods were carried by travellers on iconic route, say researchers examining ancient latrine.

26 July 2016

By following honeyguides, a species of bird, people in Africa are able to locate bees’ nests to harvest honey.

22 July 2016

Piers Mitchell (Department of Biological Anthropology) discusses what we can learn from rummaging around in 2,000-year-old toilets.