Thanks in large part to its world-leading educational and research institution that is the University of Cambridge, the city of Cambridge is instantly recognisable to would-be visitors all across the globe. Founded as a settlement in the First Century, the modern-day university town is home to over 120,000 people on the banks of the River Cam.
The University itself was founded in 1209 and counts historical giants including Newton, Darwin, Kelvin, Babbage, Bacon, and Byron, among its alumni, with more recent additions including Keynes, Hawking, and Crick and Watson. Consistently ranked in the top three universities globally, Cantabrigians have won 90 Nobel prizes and 8 Fields Medals, and the university has educated 9 monarchs, 15 British Prime Ministers, 23 foreign Heads of Government, and John Harvard, founder of a university in USA which bears his name.
University aside, Cambridge is home of the Silicon Fen, one of the most important technology centres in Europe, and the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, one of the largest and most influential biomedical research clusters in the world. The first ever recorded game of association football was played on the green space of Cambridge’s Parker’s Piece, and the city’s Laboratory of Molecular Biology, nicknamed “the Nobel Prize Factory”, houses no fewer than ten Nobel Laureates within its modest walls. Cambridge is easily accessible by air, rail, and road, the CUIMUN XXI Secretariat look forward to welcoming you to our term-time home.