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

24 November 2016

Racism in the US has always run deeper than the electoral cycle, writes Nicholas Guyatt, University Lecturer in American History.

24 November 2016

Shana Cohen and colleagues from the Woolf Institute argue that the political left in Europe should look to the local cooperation across religious and...

02 December 2016

Thought to have arrived from China in 2000 BC, latest research shows domesticated rice agriculture in India and Pakistan existed centuries earlier, and...

22 November 2016

Bhaskar Vira and Eszter Kovacs (Department of Geography and University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute) discuss how lessons learned about water...

25 November 2016

Despite his best intentions, Barack Obama will leave office with his dream of nuclear disarmament seemingly just as distant as it was at the...