Cambridge University Press (CUP) is one of the largest and most prestigious academic publishers in the world.
In both books and journals, the Cambridge imprint is a hallmark of the finest scholarly publishing and cutting-edge research, maintained through a commitment to the process of rigorous peer review.

By helping to pioneer developing technologies, CUP keep pace with the rapid changes in the market for books and journals, in print and in digital form. Recent developments include methods for keeping books in print for far longer than ever before and significant upgrades to the platforms used to deliver electronic content.
Academic publishing at Cambridge consists of the three longest-established areas of the Press’s list: academic journals and academic books.

Cambridge University Press dates from 1534 and is part of the University of Cambridge. Our mission is to unlock people’s potential with the best learning and research solutions.
Our vision is a world of learning and research inspired by Cambridge, where:
  • We enable people to achieve success by providing the best learning and research solutions
  • We support our customers through continually improved content, experiences and care
  • We use our profit for purpose, contributing to society by furthering the mission of our University

What makes us different

We’re focused on meeting the needs of our learners, authors and customers by bringing research, teaching, learning and assessment together.



What we care about

We help people across the world to realise their potential, benefiting society and the planet.


Our qualifications give learners the knowledge, skills and understanding that they need to develop. Our trusted assessments give them the opportunity to show what they’ve learnt, enabling them to succeed. We currently deliver assessments to more than 8 million learners in more than 170 countries.

Academic publications

We make sure academics can access high-quality, digitally interconnected materials that enhance understanding and the global impact of research. We currently publish more than 380 peer-reviewed academic journals and thousands of books for research and higher education.

Our expertise

Our expertise gives vital support to teachers and schools, shaping curricula and education systems around the world. We also help teachers gain the skills and knowledge needed to design and develop effective assessments.

Our products and services

We maximise our impact through careful listening and collaboration to develop innovative products and services that are relevant, exciting and inspiring. That includes providing teachers with rich data, and adaptive learning resources and assessment tools so they can better support their students.

Original research

Our original research spreads knowledge, sparks enquiry and aids understanding. Our world-class research into how learners use the English language underpins our teaching materials. Our range of research-based admissions tests connect universities, governments and employers to the highest number of applicants around the world.

Our mission, your benefit

We exist to further the mission of the University of Cambridge: “To contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence”. We are a not-for-profit organisation, and our financial success is reinvested in the mission, enabling us to invest in and expand on the good we do.