Anglia Ruskin University is located in the middle of Britain's largest tech cluster and world-class research and education
Cambridge, in the United Kingdom, is a world-famous university city, which is admired around the world. Cambridge is not a big city because it has a population of over 143 00 inhabitants. However, Cambridge is a vibrant city and only 80 kilometres away from London. Many people say in Cambridge that high energy in the city makes travelling unnecessary because there are lots of activities.
The University of Cambridge is one of the oldest universities in the entire world, founded in 1209. There is also a modern challenger university, Anglia Ruskin University. Both universities have different foundations. The University of Cambridge was founded by monks. In contrast, Anglia Ruskin University is created around the Cambridge School of Art. Like people, culture eats strategy for breakfast. Hence, culture remains dominant.
People often ask me what is the difference between the University of Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin University? My answer is that Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge is an ultra-modern university, which concentrates on entrepreneurship and creative industries.
As an example, students can study film and television production, fine art, graphic design, illustration and animation, interior design, photography, fashion design, computer games art, computer games technology, artificial intelligence, audio and music technology, computer networks, cybersecurity, entrepreneurship, marketing, events, business, law, philosophy, politics, and many other great degrees at Anglia Ruskin University.
Both universities complement each other because they are exerting pressure, hence, they creative constructive competition. However, there is lots of cooperation between both universities. Some university lecturers lecture in both universities. Students and alumni from both universities have the privilege to join the Cambridge Union Society, which has its famous clubhouse in the centre of Cambridge.
Cambridge does not only provide world-class education and research, but Cambridge is the home of the United Kingdom's largest tech cluster Silicon Fen. St John's Innovation Centre is the first innovation centre in Europe, founded in 1987. Cambridge Phenomenon was created and as an example, 24 per cent of the UK's and 8 per cent of Europe's venture capital investments poured into Silicon Fen companies in 2004.
Britain remains the overwhelming leader in Europe when it comes to tech investments. Only the United States, China, and India have more tech investments in the world. UK's total venture capital investments were six billion pounds sterling. Tech investments increased in Cambridge and London by 61 per cent between 2016 and 2018. Almost every single tech giant is represented in Silicon Fen. The tech cluster has also very deep relations with Silicon Valley and many other tech clusters around the world. In Britain, Cambridge and London have very strong tech cooperation.
Cambridge's and Silicon Fen's global competitiveness is a result of deep cooperation between universities, research institutions, companies, investors, and individual talents. This is also the reason why Anglia Ruskin University provides modern and creative degrees, which are in line with the needs of industries.
Anglia Ruskin University's past and present cooperation partners are Barclays, Russian Railways, Institute of Export, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, Specsavers, UPS, Volvo, and many other great brands.
Anglia Ruskin is ranked within the top 350 universities in the world. It was awarded the Entrepreneurial University of the Year in the 2014 Times Higher Educations Awards. Its entrepreneurial excellence was nationally recognised when it won the Duke of York Award for University Entrepreneurship at the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards 2016.
Notable Alumni are Lord Michael Ashcroft, Baroness Patricia Scotland, Pink Floyd member Syd Barrett and David Gilmour, Television Presenter Sarah-Jane Crawford, Author John Burnside, and many others.
Honorary Doctorates include Popstar Kylie Minogue, Actor Stephen Fry, Pink Floyd Member David Gilmour, Television Presenter Katie Piper, Princess Elettra Marconi Giovanelli, Musician Suzi Quatro, and many other great achievers.
Anglia Ruskin University has campuses in London, Cambridge, Chelmsford, and Peterborough.
Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge is a fine choice for students but also for institutions and businesses to cooperate with.