Cambridge at a glance

The University of Cambridge has more than 20,000 students, from 150 countries. Find out more about our unique institution.

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How the University and Colleges work

There are 31 Colleges, six Schools and over 150 Faculties and Departments that make up the University of Cambridge, covering a vast array of subjects and specialised areas of research. Find out how we work together.

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Term dates

Cambridge's Academic Year commences on 1 October and finishes on 30 September.

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Mission and core values

The University's mission is to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence.

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History

The University of Cambridge has been at the forefront of academic study and research for over eight centuries. Our discoveries and innovations have changed the world immeasurably.

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