University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

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University of Cambridge
University of Cambridge coat of arms official.svg

Latin: Universitas Cantabrigiensis
Motto Hinc lucem et pocula sacra (Latin)
Motto in English
Literal: From here, light and sacred draughts
Non-literal: From this place, we gain enlightenment and precious knowledge
Type Research University
Established c. 1209
Endowment £5.89 billion (2014, University endowment: £2.291 billion, Colleges endowment: £3.6 billion)[1]
Chancellor The Lord Sainsbury of Turville
Vice-Chancellor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz[2]
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students 19,515 (2014/15)[4]
Undergraduates 12,230 (2014/15)[4]
Postgraduates 7,285 (2014/15)[4]
Location Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
Campus Urban
366,444 square metres (36.6444 ha) (excl. colleges)[5]
Colours      Cambridge Blue[6]
Athletics The Sporting Blue
Affiliations Russell Group
G5 universities
Golden triangle
University of Cambridge logo.svg

The University of Cambridge (informally Cambridge University or simply Cambridge)[note 1] is a collegiate public research university in Cambridge, England. Founded in 1209, Cambridge is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world’s fourth-oldest surviving university.[7] The university grew out of an association of scholars who left the University of Oxford after a dispute with the townspeople.[8] The two ancient universities share many common features and are often referred to jointly as “Oxbridge

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