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

27 September 2016

The story of Native North America – from its vast contribution to world culture, to the often taboo social problems of drinking, gambling and violence – is...

30 August 2016

One of the most interesting facts about mole rats – that, as with ants and termites, individuals specialise in particular tasks throughout their lives –...

12 August 2016

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

23 September 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.