Founded in 1209, the University of Cambridge is the fourth-oldest university in the world.
Hinc lucem et pocula sacra (From this place, we gain enlightenment and precious knowledge).
Total students: 24,270 (2020-2021 figures)
12,437 members of staff employed in academic, academic-related, contract research, technical and administrative roles.
As of May 2022, Cambridge had more than 315,000 living alumni, with significant numbers in the UK, the USA, Germany, Canada, Australia, the People's Republic of China, France, Hong Kong SAR, Singapore, India, Switzerland and Italy.
The University is made up of 31 constituent Colleges.
20,426 people applied for around 4,000 undergraduate places in 2020. Over 70% of our UK applicants came from state schools.
Chancellor: The Lord Sainsbury of Turville
Acting Vice-Chancellor: Dr Anthony Freeling
Among our alumni and affiliates we have 121 Nobel Prize Laureates, 47 Heads of State, 210 Olympic medallists.
93% of leavers who responded to the Graduate Outcomes Survey were in work or further study within 15 months of graduating.
A global University
Cambridge is a globally diverse institution and our students come from 141 different countries.
Our researchers collaborate with colleagues worldwide, and the University has established partnerships in Asia, Africa, the Americas and Europe.
The University of Cambridge sits at the heart of one of the world’s largest technology clusters, currently home to 5,200 knowledge-intensive companies and the birthplace of 23 businesses valued at more than $1bn (£800m).
Cambridge promotes the interface between academia and business, and has a global reputation for innovation.