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
6,645[3]
Administrative staff
3,178[3]
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
EUA
G5 universities
Golden triangle
LERU
IARU
SES
Website cam.ac.uk
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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