University of Cambridge

WORLD RANK

2012-13
7

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Region: Europe

  • Overall score
    92.6
  • Teaching
    91.2
  • International outlook
    83.6
  • Industry income
    59.1
  • Research
    95.6
  • Citations
    96.2

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.