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Our impact

Our researchers are working across disciplines to create a positive impact throughout Wales and around the world.

Their research findings have been applied directly to the real world, bringing significant benefits to people from Wales and beyond.

The most recent REF assessment of UK university research ranked Cardiff 5th for quality and 2nd for impact.

Here are some examples of our research in Wales and the impact it has made.

Broadcasting and behind the scenes

Reflecting post-devolution politics in broadcasting

Our researchers found citizens were being routinely misinformed about major areas of policy.

Mabinogion book cover

Transforming the Mabinogion

Improving the understanding of Welsh myths and legends from the Mabinogion.

Welsh flag painted on face

The changing identity of Welsh emigrants

Research reveals how the identity of Welsh migrants changed as they adapted to new cultures.

Welsh books

Reframing language law in Wales

A need for clarity, consistency and compliance in Welsh Language regulation.

Town hall sign

Does size matter in local government?

Exploring how local authorities deliver services and whether their size will be relevant in the future.

Broadcasting and behind the scenes

Reflecting post-devolution politics in broadcasting

Our researchers found citizens were being routinely misinformed about major areas of policy.