Cambridge University Press dates from 1534 and is part of the University of Cambridge. Their mission is to unlock people's potential with the best learning and research solutions.
Their vision is a world of learning and research inspired by Cambridge, where:
They enable people to achieve success by providing the best learning and research solutions
They support their customers through continually improved content, experiences and care
They use their profit for purpose, contributing to society by furthering the mission of their University
Playing a leading role in today's global market place, they have over 50 offices around the globe, and they distribute their products to nearly every country in the world.
The Cambridge story began in 1534 when Henry VIII granted us letters patent, allowing the Press to print 'all manner of books'.
Cambridge published its first book in 1584 making it the oldest publishing house in the world. Over the next four centuries the Press's reputation spread throughout Europe, based on excellence in scholarly publishing of academic texts, poetry, school books, prayer books and Bibles. Along the way Cambridge published ground-breaking works such as Newton's Principia Mathematica, Milton's Lycidas, Ernest Rutherford's Radio-activity, and Noam Chomsky's Language and Mind.
In the 20th century Cambridge extended that influence to become a global publisher. Today Cambridge has over 50 offices across the globe, employs over 2,000 people, publishes over 50,000 titles by authors from over 100 countries, and is still growing, bringing thousands of subjects and millions of ideas to the world.