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The University of Cambridge | Facts and Figures


The University of Cambridge

Cambridge Judge Business School

Close collaboration

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.

increasingly business.

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

Industry partners

• 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

Income

£’000

%

HEFCE and TDA grants

205,265

27.5

Research Grants and Contracts

267,697

35.8

Fee Income

102,083

13.7

Endowment and Investment Income (of which unrestricted)

44,603 (29,199)

6.0

Other Income

127,693

17.1

Total Income

747,341

Home / EU Postgraduates

£1,310 / £3,390 £3,459

Overseas Band 1

£10,752

Overseas Band 2

£14,073

Overseas Band 3

£26,025

Headcount of Staff (2008-09) Academic

1,590

%

Academic Related

1,362

233,163

31.7

Contract Research

2,874

Academic Services

34,763

4.7

Technical

1,168

Payments to Colleges

39,543

5.4

Clerical and Secretarial

1,539

221,976

30.1

Manual and Domestic

Other Activities

50,125

6.8

Total

Administration and Central Services

76,446

10.4

Premises

80,303

10.9

Expenditure by Activity Academic Departments

Research Grants and Contracts

Total Expenditure

£’000

736,319

Full Time Equivalent Student Load (2008-09) Undergraduate

11,815

Post-Graduate

5,789

Total

17,604

Consisting of: Home / EU Students

14,206

Overseas Students

3,398

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