University of Cambridge

During one of our cultural and educational trips we visited the University of Cambridge.

The University of Cambridge was established in 1209. It is one of the world's oldest universities and leading academic centres and the second oldest university in the United Kingdom. Located in the the urban setting of the large town of Cambridge, East of England.

According to the Ranking of Universities provided by the Webometrics (February 2014) the Cambridge University achieved the highest scores of all higher education institutions in the continent - 10th in the world; 1st in Europe.

Cambridge serves almost 19,000 students from all cultures and corners of the world. The University has a central senior administrative team, responsible for the management of the University. The Chancellor is elected for life as the constitutional head of the University and the Vice-Chancellor is appointed for a period of seven years and is the University’s main academic and administrative officer. Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewcz was installed as the 345th Vice-Chancellor on 1 October 2010. He is the son of Polish parents who settled in Wales after the Second World War.

The University of Cambridge has produced 90 Nobel Prize winners across all categories and it is more than any other institution. The university remains one of the world’s elite research institutions. The University of Cambridge is also a residence of The Cavendish Laborator, established in 1871. This department of physics is known for the quality of its research and teaching. The Cavendish Laboratory has had an important influence on biology and nuclear physics.

The Cambridge University is a very strong brand. It is a popular destination for students around the world. Its reputation for outstanding academic achievement is known world-wide and reflects the intellectual achievement of its students.