Our strategy

We have set out our strategic direction in The Way Forward 2018-2023.

Our vision is to be a world-leading, research-excellent, educationally outstanding university, driven by creativity and curiosity, which fulfils its social, cultural and economic obligations to Cardiff, Wales, the UK and the world. By fulfilling our vision we expect to improve our standing as one of the top 100 universities in the world and the top 20 in the UK.

The Way Forward 2018-2023 outlines the guiding principles for the way we put this vision into practice, and includes 11 performance indicators that will help us gauge our progress.

The Way Forward

The Way Forward

10 January 2018

Read about our strategic direction and focus on education and students, research, innovation, international, and civic mission.

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Supporting strategies

Education and students

Education and students

10 January 2018

We are committed to a high quality student experience and work in partnership with our students to take them on an inspiring educational journey.

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Research

Research

10 January 2018

Research is central to our identity and we aim to secure our reputation as a community of scholars with the imagination, energy and capacity to co-create the future.

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Innovation

Innovation

10 January 2018

We aim to excel in connecting business, government and society with our academics and our students, and to be known as the home of innovation.

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Civic mission

Civic mission

10 January 2018

We are committed to improving the health, wealth and well-being of the people of Wales, creating 1,000 high value jobs by 2023.

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International

International

10 January 2018

We are a global, outward looking University, with worldwide connections and partnerships that support international mobility and tackle issues of global importance.

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Widening access and retention strategy

Widening access and retention strategy

1 July 2011

Read our widening access and retention strategy, which explains how we will attract, recruit and retain the most able students from the most diverse backgrounds and enable them to maximise their potential.

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