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 240,000 alumni in over 190 countries.

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Global Cambridge news

28 July 2017

Researchers analysed DNA extracted from 4,000-year-old human remains to reveal that more than 90% of Lebanese ancestry is from ancient Canaanite populations...

26 July 2017

Archaeological research shows that our prehistoric ancestors built resilience into their food supply.

21 July 2017

Two major research collaborations led by the University of Cambridge have been awarded almost £15 million in funding, the Minister of State for Universities...

13 July 2017

India’s booming business centres and gleaming shopping malls mask a grimmer reality.

13 June 2017

A photography exhibition capturing the black South African Zionist community – the most popular religious denomination in the country – opens at the Museum...