The University of Cambridge | Facts and Figures
The University of Cambridge
Cambridge Judge Business School
at the University of Cambridge is unique in combining business
is fostered by 31 Colleges whose members are drawn from all
education with University interdisciplinary studies and a
the University’s institutes, faculties and departments and who
globally diverse student and teaching community. This gives
have an interdisciplinary and global view of the world.
our students an extraordinary advantage in the workplace that is highly regarded by global corporations.
The University of Cambridge, located in the city of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, is the
Research Excellence is marked by the University’s membership in the Russell Group, a network of research-led British universities; the G5 sub-group of super-elite UK universities; the Coimbra Group,
one of the world’s most respected universities. It is the second
an association of leading European universities; the League of
oldest university in the English-speaking world and the fourth
European Research Universities; and the International Alliance
oldest in Europe. In 2009 the University celebrated its 800th
of Research Universities. The University of Cambridge was
anniversary and has produced leaders in medicine, science,
ranked 1st in the world in the 2010 QS World Ranking and is
humanities, technology, social sciences, politics, the arts and
consistently ranked as one of the world’s top three universities.
A world-class faculty
More Nobel Prize winners than any other institution – 88 affiliates have won in every
from more than 100 countries whose teaching and research
category with 29 in Physics, 25 in Medicine, 21 in Chemistry, 9 in
interests span the globe and who are leaders in their respective
Economics, two in Literature and two in Peace.
fields – teaching students at all levels including executives, directing cutting edge research, consulting for top businesses and advising governments.
Situated in the most vibrant entrepreneurial community in Europe
A wide range of disciplines
known as ‘Silicon Fen’, incorporating locally high-tech
with six Schools (Arts and Humanities; Biological Sciences,
companies, with access to experienced business founders and
including Veterinary Medicine; Clinical Medicine; Humanities and Social Sciences; Physical Sciences; and Technology) comprising over 100 departments.
businesses and United Kingdom subsidiaries of international leaders.
Linked to Cambridge Enterprise which was set up by the University to foster entrepreneurship and the establishment of spin-out companies; some built on intellectual property developed and sometimes owned by the University.
Alumni of the University of Cambridge have made many of the most important scientific discoveries in history. These include: • Understanding the scientific method, by Francis Bacon
• The laws of motion, by Sir Isaac Newton
with some of the world's top industries who have set up
• The discovery of the electron, by J. J. Thomson
centres, institutes or embedded research laboratories at
• The splitting of the atom, by Sir John Cockcroft
Cambridge, including BP, Microsoft, Rolls-Royce, Unilever and AstraZeneca.
Fundraising To date the University has raised over £1,037 million from alumni and friends of the University. The 800th Anniversary Campaign will continue until 2012.
and Ernest Walton • The unification of electromagnetism, by James Clerk Maxwell • The discovery of hydrogen, by Henry Cavendish • Evolution by natural selection, by Charles Darwin • The Turing machine, a basic model for computation, by Alan Turing • The structure of DNA, by Francis Crick and James D. Watson • Pioneering quantum mechanics, by Paul Dirac In addition to a long and distinguished tradition in mathematics and the sciences, Cambridge University has educated 15 British Prime Ministers and twenty-three Heads of State or Government, including three Prime Ministers of India, two Prime Ministers of Singapore, a Prime Minister of Australia, the first Prime Minister of Malaysia and Queen Margrethe II of Denmark. Total Alumni 188,430 • 76% in the United Kingdom • 9% in North America • 15% in “Rest of World”
Facts and Figures
Income and Expenditure (excluding Press, CA & Trusts) (2009-10)
University Tuition Fees (main rates) 2010-2011 Home / EU Undergraduates
HEFCE and TDA grants
Research Grants and Contracts
Endowment and Investment Income (of which unrestricted)
Home / EU Postgraduates
£1,310 / £3,390 £3,459
Overseas Band 1
Overseas Band 2
Overseas Band 3
Headcount of Staff (2008-09) Academic
Payments to Colleges
Clerical and Secretarial
Manual and Domestic
Administration and Central Services
Expenditure by Activity Academic Departments
Research Grants and Contracts
Full Time Equivalent Student Load (2008-09) Undergraduate
Consisting of: Home / EU Students
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