About University of Cambridge:

The University of Cambridge (informally Cambridge University) is a collegiate public research university in Cambridge, England. Founded in 1209 and granted a Royal Charter by King Henry III in 1231, Cambridge is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world's fourth-oldest surviving university. The university grew out of an association of scholars who left the University of Oxford after a dispute with the townspeople. The two medieval universities share many common features and are often referred to jointly as "Oxbridge". The history and influence of the University of Cambridge has made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world. Cambridge is formed from a variety of institutions which include 31 constituent Colleges and over 100 academic departments organised into six schools. Cambridge University Press, a department of the university, is the world's oldest publishing house and the second-largest university press in the world. The university also operates eight cultural and scientific museums, including the Fitzwilliam Museum, as well as a botanic garden. Cambridge's libraries hold a total of around 15 million books, eight million of which are in Cambridge University Library, a legal deposit library. In the fiscal year ending 31 July 2017, the university had a total income of £1.71 billion, of which £458 million was from research grants and contracts. The central university and colleges have a combined endowment of around £4.9 billion, the second largest of any university in the UK. The university is closely linked with the development of the high-tech business cluster known as "Silicon Fen". It is a member of numerous associations and forms part of the "golden triangle" of leading English universities and Cambridge University Health Partners, an academic health science centre.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
World University Rankings 17 16 15 15 14 15 14 12 14 14 12 10 10

ByField

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agriculture 38 38 37 29 172 37 29 37 36 38 34 33
Engineering 11 12 10 9 15 18 16 17 24 21 24 29
Life Sciences 13 13 13 12 14 12 13 12 12 12 11 11
Medicine 66 63 50 55 55 52 44 43 43 42 43 45
Natural Sciences 6 7 7 7 6 6 6 7 5 5 6 9
Social Sciences 46 46 40 49 38 36 25 28 31 25 21 23

BySubject

Subject 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agricultural Sciences - 119 172 204 157 179 156 120 148 171
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - - 6
Chemical Engineering 25 13 30 42 45 65 53 49 44 43
Chemistry 9 10 13 12 15 20 22 21 22 24
Civil Engineering 112 121 121 89 72 83 65 76 73 68
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - 46
Computer Science 28 48 32 30 30 33 21 26 55 76
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - 27
Electrical Engineering 63 62 59 72 71 75 83 85 103 105
Environment / Ecology - 30 34 32 32 41 41 46 38 33
Geosciences 15 11 12 17 12 27 22 32 27 31
Immunology - - - - - - - - - 66
Materials Science 6 7 10 11 12 15 16 20 21 25
Mathematics 37 35 19 16 16 22 23 18 8 11
Mechanical Engineering 6 3 8 7 5 9 16 21 28 34
Microbiology - - - - - - - - - 20
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - - 4
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - - 16
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - 58 37 37 49 38 41 66 67
Physics 5 6 5 6 6 7 6 6 7 11
Plant & Animal Science - 30 26 28 18 21 24 30 27 26
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - - 28
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - - 24
Space Science - - - - - - - - - 5