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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.

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Our social, economic and cultural impact

We have a significant economic and social impact on Wales and the UK as a whole, contributing in areas such as employment, research funding and teaching and learning activities.

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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.

The university is as confident and forward-looking as the city it's located in, and has an excellent reputation for the quality of its teaching and research.

Guardian University Guide 2016