The University of Cambridge is one of the world’s oldest and most successful Universities, with an outstanding reputation for academic achievement and research. It is consistently ranked among the foremost Universities in the world. The University comprises more than 150 departments, faculties, schools and other Institutions, plus a central administration and 31 independent and autonomous Colleges.
The University’s sustained pursuit of academic excellence is built on a long history of first-class teaching and research within a distinct collegiate system. Its principal goal is to remain one of the world’s leading Universities in an increasingly competitive and global higher education sector. Today, the university is at the centre of a cluster of over 4,300 businesses employing 58,000 people.
The University is deeply embedded in, and committed to serving, the local community. A new residential development in north-west Cambridge, Eddington, is being built on former farming land and is designed to provide highly sustainable affordable living for the 21st century. This exciting programme is now progressing to the next phase of development, which is likely to commence in 2021, and, under current plans, will ultimately comprise 3,000 dwellings, 2,000 student bed spaces, shops, a school and nursery, a community centre and performing arts venue, a hotel, an energy centre and 100,000sqm of commercial and academic buildings.