A strong trans-Atlantic relationship is inherent in education and research at the University of Cambridge.

At any one time there are over 600 students from the USA studying at Cambridge, including a large cohort of Gates Scholars. There are many long-standing exchange programmes between Cambridge Colleges and leading American universities. Cambridge in America helps the University and Colleges keep in touch with the 12,000 Cambridge alumni in the USA.

Cambridge is the UK’s leading university for graduate studies in American History. The Visiting Pitt Professorship and the Mellon Professorial Fund bring distinguished scholars from the USA to Cambridge. The American Studies Programme in the Department of Politics and International Studies focuses on the Anglo-American relationship.

Cambridge academics are involved in world-leading collaborations with American colleagues in every area of research. Partnerships range from research in diabetes with the Harvard Medical School to the University Library's collaboration with the American Council of Learned Societies on the Darwin Correspondence Project.

Cambridge University Press opened an independent sales office in New York in 1949. In the six decades since, the North American Branch of CUP has grown to become one of the largest academic publishers in the USA.