The University of Cambridge is a collegiate public research university in Cambridge, United Kingdom. Cambridge is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world, Oxford is the first.
The motto of The University of Cambridge is “Hinc lucem et pocula sacra”, which means ”From here, light and sacred draughts”, and the motto of The University of Oxford is ”Dominus illuminatio mea”, which means ”The Lord is my light”.
The University of Oxford is founded in 1096, while The University of Cambridge if founded 1209 by some academics who fled north-east to Cambridge, after disputes between students and Oxford townsfolk. The two ‘ancient universities’ share many common features and are often referred to jointly as ‘Oxbridge’. The history and influence of the University of Cambridge has made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world. There are many stories of rivalry between the two universities.
Cambridge University is consistently ranked among the top five universities in the world and is rated as the best European university. There are 90 Nobel Prize winners, which is more than any other university in the world. While at the University of Oxford there are 69 Nobel Prize winners.
Cambridge is formed from a variety of institutions which include 31 constituent Colleges. The oldest is Peterhouse. Interesting is that 3 colleges are established only for women. While Oxford is made up of 38 constituent Colleges.
The undergraduate study offers 30 courses and covers 65 scientific areas.
For foreign language English speakers Cambridge offers a few courses: ESOL Test, CB Test, BEC Test.
Both Universities have undergraduate, graduate courses and continuing education that runs over 50 qualifications: certificates, diplomas.
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