The oldest publishing house

We are Cambridge University Press, the oldest publishing house in the world and the University of Cambridge’s own publishing company.

In fact, we are actually one of the University’s own departments. Our mission is to filter through and give shape to all the knowledge the University generates: Sciences, Humanities, Linguistics, etc. We’ve been involved in teaching for five hundred years and, in the last century, we’ve become specialised in English language teaching courses. This video will show you some of the interesting things we’ve done here at Cambridge over the last centuries.

The making of history at Cambridge

Much more than just exams

Hand-in-hand with Cambridge Assessment English, the University department specialised in exams, we design materials to prepare for Cambridge English Qualifications. We’re sure that some of them will ring a bell: First, Proficiency, Advanced, etc. But we don’t stop there, we also design English language teaching and learning materials for all kinds of needs and students.

Specialists in English for Spanish Speakers

We know the English that Spanish speakers use better than anyone. We study it in order to understand the specific difficulties Spanish speakers have. Our secret weapon is called the Cambridge English Corpus, based mainly on the analysis of the more than 200,000 Cambridge exams taken every year in Spain: the errors made, the difficult areas, etc.  All this information helps us to develop the most complete and best adapted materials possible.

Cambridge in Spain

Here at Cambridge University Press Spain, we have a staff of over 150 employees. We maintain a commercial presence all over Spain. We create specific methods for Spanish learners for all types of students, from Pre-Primary School to self-study courses for adult students.

A non-profit organisation

We are a department of the University of Cambridge and a non-profit organisation. All the profits generated by our business activities are reinvested in research and education projects. You can download our press dossier which will tell you all about who we are and what we do.