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University of Cambridge

General information

Website

Address

Address: 
The Old Schools,Trinity Lane,Cambridge CB2 1TNUK

Email

Phone

Phone: 
+44 (0)1223 337733

Rankings

Ranking TypeRanking YearRanking Value
QS World University Rankings
2016
4
Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings
2017
4
Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings
2015
4
U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings
2017
7
U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings
2016
6

Introduction

The University of Cambridge is a confederation of Colleges, Faculties and other institutions.

The University functions with a relatively small central administration, and with central bodies consisting of, and mainly elected by, the current academic personnel of the Faculties and Colleges.

A large part of Cambridge's day-to-day administration is carried out by teaching staff on behalf of their colleagues, and the University's governmental structure is democratic.

The way in which the University governs itself can appear complex. These pages outline the principal elements in these procedures in simple terms and define some Cambridge terminology. They are not an authoritative statement of the University's Statutes, nor of the legal position in relation to the rights and duties of any body or bodies.