Our profile

Founded in 1883, Cardiff University is established as one of Britain's leading research universities.

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Our strategy

Our ambition is to rank consistently among the top 100 universities in the world and the top 20 in the UK.

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Who we are

We excel in education, research and innovation and are building strong international relationships whilst demonstrating our commitment to Wales.

Our values

We strive to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligations through engagement and sustainability.

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Annual Review

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

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Explore our history from the mergers that created the University to a timeline that gives a unique view of the events that have shaped who we are now.

One of the best institutions in Britain... this powerhouse of academic and research excellence boasts one of the best graduate employment rates in Britain. Students don't just get any old job either - most secure degree level posts with decent starting salaries.

Sunday Times University Guide 2013