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Research that matters

90% of our research has been confirmed as world-leading or internationally excellent by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.

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Our research impact

Our researchers are working across disciplines to tackle major challenges facing society, the economy and the environment.

REF 2021 Research

Our research environment

From developing researchers to our state-of-the-art facilities, supporting research innovation is at the heart of everything we do.

Cardiff feels like home. There’s so much to do here and you’re part of the community. The University offers loads of help and support too.

Matt Elcock (BSc 2019)
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Spreading the word on the health benefits of wild swimming

The benefits of wild swimming are well-documented. Now a new research project is encouraging more people to reap the health benefits.


Come and see us as the Urdd National Eisteddfod

Discover the activities we'll be running at the Urdd National Eisteddfod, one of Europe's largest touring festivals young people.


Our local community projects

Find out about the inspiring community-led projects we're helping to deliver alongside student and staff volunteers.