Through research that spans the furthest horizons of space to cancer stem cells, we tackle the challenges of the 21st century. 

Our world-class academics ensure our reputation for innovation, sharing their knowledge with students, business, industry and governments around the globe.

Honours and awards

Our academics and researchers have won many honours and awards in recognition of their innovations and discoveries.

Annual Review

The Annual Review highlights some of the University's recent achievements, successes and distinctions.

The university is the acknowledged leader of higher education in Wales ... It is the principality’s only member of the Russell Group of research-led universities and has two Nobel Laureates on its staff.

University Guide 2014, The Sunday Times

The Way Forward: our strategic direction

Our ambition is to be among the top 100 universities in the world and top 20 in the UK. Read about our strategic direction and focus on research and innovation, education, international and engagement.

University for all

We are dedicated to promoting equality and recognise the advantages of a diverse student population. We welcome students from a wide variety of groups that are often under-represented in Higher Education.