Our profile

Founded in 1883, Cardiff University is established as one of the Britain's leading research universities. We excel in producing high quality, innovative research which directly translates to deliver benefits locally and worldwide.

We have a diverse student population with students coming from more than 100 countries and with a range of backgrounds. Our academic staff are driven by creativity and curiosity and many are leaders in their fields, creating a stimulating environment for learning.

We excel across the following areas:

Our ambitions for the future can be explored through our strategy.

Athena SWAN

The Athena SWAN Charter is a recognition scheme for UK universities who are working to advance the representation of women in science, technology, engineering, medicine and mathematics. 

We were awarded a University-wide bronze award in 2009. Currently there are three Silver and six Bronze award holding Academic Schools with a further eight working towards awards.