University of Cambridge

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World University Rankings 2014-15

Overall score ?
92
Teaching ?
89.7
International outlook ?
87.8
Industry income ?
51.1
Research ?
95.6
Citations ?
95.2

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.