University of Cambridge is ranked (1st) best university in the world by US News & World Report. It is the second oldest university English-speaking world and the seventh oldest university globally. Affiliates of the University have won more Nobel Prizes than those of any other institution in the world with 88 Nobel Laureates. Cambridge’s colleges were originally an incidental feature of the system. No college is as old as the university itself. Cambridge University has research departments and teaching faculties in most academic disciplines. Over the course of its history, Cambridge University has built up a sizeable number of alumni who are notable in their fields, both academic, and in the wider world.