City snapshot: Cambridge

cambridge_300Perhaps best known for its university, Cambridge has a strong private sector, high skill levels, and knowledge-based economy.


The population of Cambridge is 123,900.


Learning and training 


The University of Cambridge

Anglia Ruskin University


Cambridge Regional College

Hills Road Sixth Form College

Long Road Sixth Form College


Did you know?

Cambridge has the highest number of patents granted per 100,000 of population, of any city in the UK.

Cambridge’s industries include bioscience, technology and IT, and pharmaceuticals.

Cambridge Science Park is the UK’s oldest science park and was established by Trinity College in 1970.


Future plans?

The Cambridge Biomedical Campus is undergoing a major expansion and is set to become one of the leading biomedical centres in the world by 2020.

Pharmaceutical giant Astra Zeneca plans to establish a new global research and development centre in Cambridge by 2016.


Find out more

The Cambridge Cluster Map illustrates the city’s technology industry.

See over 9000 photos of Cambridge taken throughout the year on The Cambridge University Flickr page.

Visit Cambridge – tourist information.

Cambridge City Council