University of Cambridge

WORLD RANK

2011-12
6

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Region: Europe

  • Overall score
    92.4
  • Teaching
    90.5
  • International outlook
    85.3
  • Industry income
    55.5
  • Research
    94.2
  • Citations
    97.3

Cambridge alumni loom large in the making of the modern world: Newton on laws and motion; Rutherford splitting the atom; Darwin on evolution; Turing's prototypical computer; Crick and Watson with DNA. Founded in 1209 by Oxford scholars who quit after a dispute with the local citizenry, Cambridge now employs more than 8,500 staff and has over 18,300 students.