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.

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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.

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Guiding principles

The ten principles that guide us towards achieving our ambitions.

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The Way Forward

The Way Forward

1 December 2014

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

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Our focus

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

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Our performance

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