From insights into distant galaxies to advances in medicine, from a major translation of The Mabinogion to amazing archaeological discoveries: welcome to our world-leading research community.
The wide scope of our research means we are able to tackle a range of global challenges, from cancer to mental health and sustainability. We work with NASA to explore space, we followed the ripples of the big bang with Harvard and we are the only UK university seeking to define Englishness.
We're saving lives working on tsunami early warning systems and working out equations to reduce hospital queuing. Driven by curiosity, we apply our research in a way that makes a real difference.
We are investing in multidisciplinary research institutes to pursue new scientific approaches to some of the world's most pressing concerns:
- European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute - improving our understanding of the role of cancer stem cells in a range of cancers
- Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute - making new discoveries and using them to better understand and diagnose mental illness
- Sustainable Places Research Institute - a meeting place for world-leading sustainability science, focussed on exploring innovative solutions for a more sustainable future
- Cardiff Catalysis Institute - a centre of excellence for catalysis within the UK