About

We are an ambitious and innovative university with a bold and strategic vision located in a beautiful and thriving capital city. Our world-leading research was ranked 5th amongst UK universities in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework for quality and 2nd for impact. We provide an educationally outstanding experience for our students.

Driven by creativity and curiosity, we strive to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligations to Cardiff, Wales, and the world.

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The Way Forward: our strategic direction

Our ambition is to be among the top 100 universities in the world and top 20 in the UK. Read about our strategic direction and focus on research, innovation, education and students, international and civic mission.

Our academics and researchers have won many honours and awards in recognition of their innovations and discoveries.

We're undertaking our biggest campus upgrade for a generation - a £600m investment in our future.

We are dedicated to promoting equality across the University and our whole community benefits from having a diverse and talented student population.

The university is the acknowledged leader of higher education in Wales ... It is the principality’s only member of the Russell Group of research-led universities and has two Nobel Laureates on its staff.

University Guide 2014, The Sunday Times