University of Cambridge

About the University of Cambridge

Founded in 1209, the University of Cambridge’s mission is to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence. To date, more than 100 affiliates of the University have won the Nobel Prize.

The University comprises 31 autonomous Colleges, which admit undergraduates and provide small-group tuition, and 150 Departments, Faculties and institutions. It is a global university: its 19,000 student body includes 3,700 international students from 120 countries. Cambridge 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, one which has created 1,500 high-tech companies, 14 of them valued at over US$1 billion (£800 million) and two at over US$10 billion (£8 billion). Cambridge promotes the interface between academia and business, and has a global reputation for innovation.  (Information from University of Cambridge website December 2019) 

Certificates of attendance for our executive education programmes are issued under the Royal Charter of Churchill College and endorsed by the University of Cambridge’s Board of Executive and Professional Education.