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Strong transatlantic relationships have long been a feature of education and research at Cambridge.

Our academics are involved in world-leading collaborations with American and Canadian colleagues in every area of research – ranging from diabetes with the Harvard Medical School, to stem cell engineering with the University of Toronto, and the University Library's collaboration with the American Council of Learned Societies on the Darwin Correspondence Project. The Visiting Pitt Professorship and the Mellon Professorial Fund bring distinguished scholars from the USA to Cambridge.

In the 2022–2023 academic year approximately 1,000 students studying at Cambridge were from the USA, Canada and Mexico. Cambridge is the UK’s leading university for graduate studies in American History, and there are many longstanding exchange programmes between Cambridge Colleges and leading American universities, with scholarships available for students travelling in both directions.

North America is also well represented amongst postdocs and early career researchers in Cambridge. 

Cambridge in America helps the University and Colleges keep in touch with over 20,000 Cambridge alumni in the USA. Also, there is an active network of alumni associations in Canada and Mexico with over 4,000 and 400 Cambridge Alumni, respectively.

Cambridge University Press & Assessment opened an independent sales office in New York in 1949. In the seven decades since, the North American branch has grown to become one of the largest academic publishers in the region.

Want to partner with Cambridge?

There are lots of different ways you can work with the University of Cambridge. Our Strategic Partnerships team is here to help you decide the best path for your organisation and connect you with the right people across the University. The coordinator for North American partnerships is James E. Phillips.