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International and engagement

We are a leading international university, known globally for our research impact and worldwide collaborations.

We have formal links with more than 35 countries including 38 partnerships with China, 16 in the US and 12 with Malaysia. We are committed to sharing our expertise, knowledge and resources to tackle some of the biggest challenges of our time.

We have a long history of welcoming students from around the world, and have a thriving international student community of more than 3,500 students from 100 different countries.

We have more than 170,000 alumni in over 170 countries around the world, and our graduates return home as ambassadors for Cardiff, Wales and the UK, playing an important role in strengthening international relations.

Alongside this we are committed to enabling our students to study, work or volunteer abroad during their time with us, exposing them to international opportunities, helping them build cultural awareness and enhancing their employability.

Closer to home, we are a real force for economic development in Wales and the UK. Our Business School alone boosts the Welsh economy by an estimated £78M each year. Our staff are forging close links with the local community and involved in a variety of projects, working with primary and secondary schools, community networks and local authorities.