Cardiff University exists to create and share knowledge and to educate for the benefit of all.

We want 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, and the world.


Our ambition

In five years’ time we will consistently be among the top 100 universities in the world and the top 20 in the UK.


Guiding principles

The ten principles that guide us towards achieving our ambitions.


The Way Forward

The Way Forward

1 December 2014

Read about our strategic direction and focus on research, education, international and engagement.



Our focus

Our focus is on four areas: Research and Innovation, Education, International, and Engagement.


Our performance

Progress in achieving our ambitions will be measured by several key performance indicators.