Low Soo Peng Cambridge University

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Low Soo Peng Cambridge University

  1. 1. 1 INTRODUCTION TO THE UNIVERSITY View of the Old Schools from Great St Mary’s Church
  2. 2. 2 The University Schools & Faculties Colleges 6 Schools – including: 31 Colleges – of which: Over 100 Faculties and Departments 6 Graduate Only Libraries & Museums 3 Women Only University Administration Oldest founded 1284 AD Examinations Syndicate (IELTS, etc.) Newest founded 1998 AD Cambridge University Press
  3. 3. 3 CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY - Student Numbers 2005-06 Total Student Numbers 18,022 Undergraduates Home/EU 10,689 Overseas 1,040 Total 11,729 Postgraduates Home/EU 4,126 Overseas 2,167 Total 6,293 Source: Facts and Figures: January 2007
  4. 4. 4 CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY – Staff Numbers Academic 1,558 Academic Related 1,167 Contract Research 2,494 Technical 1,144 Clerical & Secretarial 1,519 Manual & Domestic 496 Others 224 Total 8,602
  5. 5. 5 How Are We Funded? Amount in £ 000s HEFCE & TDA Grants £178,077 31.5% Research Grants & Contracts £203,886 36.0% Fee Income £59,008 10.4% Endowment & Investment £32,293 5.7% Other £92,454 16.3% TOTAL £565,718
  6. 6. 6 TREASURY MINISTRY OF EDUCATION DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY COLL COLL COLL COLL UNIVERSITY RESEARCH COUNCILS AHRB MRC NERC ESRC BBSRC EPSRC SHEFC HEFCE HEFCW OFFICE OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY COLL COLL SHEFC= Scottish Higher Education Funding Council HEFCE= Higher Education Funding Council for England HEFCW= Higher Education Funding Council for Wales - EDUCATION - - RESEARCH -
  7. 7. 7 COLLEGES 31 Colleges: 6 are graduates only; 3 are women only Oldest: Peterhouse, 1284 Newest: St Edmund’s, 1998 Largest: Trinity, 1070 students Smallest: Clare Hall, 191 students Clare College
  8. 8. 8 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
  9. 9. 9 PROVISION OF FACILITIES The University • Lecture Halls • Research Libraries • Laboratories • Museums • Specialist Sports Facilities The Colleges • Accommodation • Dining Hall • College Libraries • Seminar Rooms • Sports Facilities
  10. 10. 10 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) Other Heads of Colleges Master Heads of Faculties & Mistress Departments President Principal Provost, etc.
  11. 11. 11 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
  12. 12. 12 CouncilCouncil General Board Of the Faculties General Board Of the Faculties Councils of The Schools Councils of The Schools Faculty BoardsFaculty Boards Faculties and Departments Faculties and Departments Finance Committee Finance Committee SenateSenate Regent House Other General Board Institutions Council Institutions Boards of Electors Appt Committees Board of Graduate Studies Board of Examinations Faculty Degree Committees Simplified Organisation Chart Planning & Resources Committee Planning & Resources Committee Resource Management Committee Resource Management Committee
  13. 13. 13 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
  14. 14. 14 ‘CAMBRIDGE PHENOMENON’ 1960 Cambridge Consultants & others [brought up by Clive Sinclair] ‘CONSULTANCY WAVE’ 1965 Wilkes, Atlas 2 ICL CAMBRIDGE= ‘CAD CITY’ 1977-85 Sinclair & Acorn  independent software vendors HARDWARE SOFTWARE 1988-99 Convergence of computers & communications, ANALYSIS, etc. CAMBRIDGE COMMUNICATIONS PHENOMENON Up to this po int (and still) largely start-up co m panies which do n’ t do research and do n’ t m ake m uch m o ney; University w elco m es them because Enterprise & D evelo pm ent are go o d. 1991-99 Arrival of BIG companies Xerox, SRI International, AT& T, Olivetti, Hitachi, M icrosoft, BP, Unilever CAMBRIDGE PHENOMENON Big co m panies do do research & co ntribute intellectual as well as co m m ercial & financial strength to the University. 1998-99 ~ 1200 companies with 30,000 employees 700 companies in Biotechnology 500 companies in hitech/communications CAMBRIDGENETWORK

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