The University of Cambridge is Europe’s pre-eminent research university, and the leading university recipient of research funding under the EU’s Eighth Framework Programme, Horizon2020.

Through high-level participation in pan-European bodies, such as the League of European Research Universities, and strong bilateral relations with institutions in European countries, the University of Cambridge is committed to active and positive engagement with Europe.

In 2016-17, students from other EU countries make up 18% of the total student body at Cambridge. The University is an active participant in the Erasmus+ student-exchange programme and the Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions researcher mobility programme.

Cambridge has outstanding breadth and depth in the study of European languages, cultures and history. Teaching is offered in ten European languages; the Department of Slavonic Studies is unique in the UK in offering undergraduate and graduate teaching in Russian, Ukrainian and Polish. The DAAD-University of Cambridge Research Hub in German Studies acts as a beacon for the study of German culture, and provides a public platform for the discussion of German themes in the UK. The Centre for European Legal Studies acts as a focus for research in European Union Law and European Comparative Law.

The Centre for Science and Policy provides opportunities for decision makers from government and industry across the EU to forge useful and lasting connections with Cambridge researchers. From its Brussels office, the Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership brings its expertise and network of leaders direct to European policy makers.