How the University and Colleges work

The University of Cambridge is one of the world's oldest universities and leading academic centres. It is made up of over 150 departments, faculties, schools and other institutions.

Amongst our staff and students, both past and present, you will find great scientists, economists, philosophers, poets and artists. For over 800 years, their ideas and achievements have transformed and benefited the world. Affiliates of the University have been awarded more Nobel prizes than any other institution, including for the discovery of the structure of DNA, the discovery of the electron, the splitting of the atom and the discovery of penicillin.

The University's size and reputation means that we are able to offer a huge variety of roles. So, if you're looking for a new challenge and would like excellent benefits, extensive learning opportunities and a stimulating working environment in return for your skills and contribution, there could be a job here for you.

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Key facts

  • 18,000 students
  • 9,000 employees
  • 90 affiliates have won the Nobel Prize since 1904
  • Ranked 2nd in the QS World University Rankings