INTRODUCTION TO THE UNIVERSITY

View of the Old Schools from Great St Mary’s Church

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The University

Schools & Faculties
6 Schools – including: Over 100 Faculties and Departments

Colleges
31 Colleges – of which: 6 Graduate Only

Libraries & Museums
University Administration Examinations Syndicate (IELTS, etc.) Cambridge University Press

3 Women Only
Oldest founded 1284 AD Newest founded 1998 AD

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CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY - Student Numbers 2005-06
Total Student Numbers Undergraduates 18,022

Home/EU Overseas Total

10,689 1,040 11,729

Postgraduates Home/EU Overseas Total 4,126 2,167 6,293

Source: Facts and Figures: January 2007

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CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY – Staff Numbers
Academic Academic Related Contract Research Technical Clerical & Secretarial Manual & Domestic Others 1,558 1,167 2,494 1,144 1,519 496 224

Total

8,602

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How Are We Funded?
Amount in £ 000s HEFCE & TDA Grants Research Grants & Contracts Fee Income £178,077 £203,886 £59,008 31.5% 36.0% 10.4%

Endowment & Investment
Other

£32,293
£92,454

5.7%
16.3%

TOTAL

£565,718

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TREASURY
DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY OFFICE OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION

SHEFC

HEFCE

HEFCW

COLL

COLL

RESEARCH COUNCILS

AHRB
COLL

UNIVERSITY

COLL

MRC NERC ESRC BBSRC

COLL

COLL

EPSRC
- RESEARCH -

- EDUCATION SHEFC= Scottish Higher Education Funding Council HEFCE= Higher Education Funding Council for England HEFCW= Higher Education Funding Council for Wales

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COLLEGES
31 Colleges: 6 are graduates only; 3 are women only Oldest: Newest: Largest: Smallest: Peterhouse, 1284 St Edmund’s, 1998 Trinity, 1070 students Clare Hall, 191 students

Clare College

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PROVISION OF SERVICES
The University
• Sets the courses • Provides lectures and classes • Sets examinations • Awards degrees

The Colleges
• Select undergraduates • Accommodate students • Look after students • Provide small group supervisions

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PROVISION OF FACILITIES
The University
• Lecture Halls • Research Libraries

The Colleges
• Accommodation • Dining Hall

• Laboratories
• Museums • Specialist Sports Facilities

• College Libraries
• Seminar Rooms • Sports Facilities

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WHO’S WHO
The Chancellor
HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

The Vice-Chancellor
Professor Alison Richard

Pro-Vice-Chancellors (5)

Deputy Vice-Chancellors (6)
(All Heads of Colleges)

Chairs of Schools (6) Heads of Faculties & Departments

Other Heads of Colleges
Master Mistress President Principal Provost, etc.
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UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE - Councils of Schools
6 Schools Over 100 Faculties & Departments
ARTS AND HUMANITIES HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCES

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
PHYSICAL SCIENCES TECHNOLOGY CLINICAL MEDICINE

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Simplified Organisation Chart
Council Institutions Other General Board Institutions Board of Graduate Studies Faculty Degree Committees

Senate Regent House Council General Board Of the Faculties
Councils of The Schools Faculty Boards Faculties and Departments

Finance Committee
Planning & Resources Committee Resource Management Committee

Board of Examinations

Boards of Electors Appt Committees

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Why Are we Famous?
• Our age – 800 years old in 2009

• Famous Alumni and Teachers – Darwin, Newton, Whittle
• League Tables • Nobel Prize Winners – 82 • Global Outreach • The Cambridge Phenomenon – largest Technology Cluster in Europe
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‘CAMBRIDGE PHENOMENON’
1960 1965 1977-85 1988-99 Cambridge Consultants & others [brought up by Clive Sinclair] Wilkes, Atlas 2 ICL ‘CON SULT AN CY WAVE’ CAM BRIDGE = ‘CAD CIT Y’

Sinclair & Acorn  independent software vendors H ARDWARE  SOFT WARE Convergence of computers & communications, AN ALYSIS, etc. CAM BRIDGE COM M UN ICAT ION S PH EN OM EN ON

Up to this point (and still) largely start-up companies which don’t do research and don’t make much money; University welcomes them because Enterprise & D evelopment are good. 1991-99 Arrival of BIG companies X erox, SRI International, AT& T, Olivetti, H itachi, M icrosoft, BP, Unilever CAM BRIDGE PH EN OM EN ON

Big companies do do research & contribute intellectual as well as commercial & financial strength to the University. 1998-99 ~ 1200 companies with 30,000 employees 700 companies in Biotechnology 500 companies in hitech/communications CAM BRIDGE N ET WORK

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