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Cambridge campus

CAMBRIDGE

BASIC INFORMATION:

BRIEF HISTORY:

  • Located in the university city of Cambridge situated about 89 km north of London

  • Cambridge's motto is Hinc lucem et pocula sacra meaning ''From here (we derive) light and sacred draughts (literally cups)''

  • The number of students attending is approximately 21,656

  • The student-faculty ratio is 10:1

  • Stephen Hawking was a Lucasian professor of Mathematics at the university

  • Cambridge was established in 1209

  • The Cambridge University Press is the world's oldest press founded in1584 Polytechnic Institute

  • In 1870 William Cavendish, the seventh Duke of Devonshire endured a new Cavendish Lab for the study of Experimental Physics (discovers of electrons, 1st split of atoms, DNA structure discovery...)

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES:

  • 30 Courses covering more than 65 subjects 

  • Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Computer Science, Veterinary Medicine, Natural Sciences, Medicine, Mathematics and more

ALUMNI:

SOME FAMOUS ALUMNI:

cambridge graduation
  • 70 Nobel Prize laureates

  • 11 Fields Medalists

  • 7 A.M. Turing Award winners

  • Isaac Newton 

  • James Clerk Maxwell (second great unification of physics)

  • Francis Crick (DNA structure with James Watson)

  • Rosalind Franklin (X-ray crystallography)

  • David Attenborough (naturalist and broadcaster)

  • Brenda Milner (Kavli Prize, brain networks for memory and cognition discoveries)

  • J. Robert Oppenheimer (head of the Manhattan Project)

CAMPUS INFO:

  • 31-colleges system known for its self-governing

  • No main campus

  • The majority of students are guaranteed college-owned accommodation for 3 years

  • There are around 600 societies and clubs

REQUIREMENTS:

Cambridge requirements
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