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Highlights from 2018

Greenland meteorite

Giant meteorite crater found beneath Greenland’s ice sheet

Scientists uncover 31 km-wide meteorite impact crater hidden deep beneath the Hiawatha Glacier

River Wye

Plastics found in fifty percent of freshwater insects

New research shows that microplastics are being overlooked in river ecosystems where they contaminate insects and pose risk to other wildlife

Highlights from 2017

Coffee cup and coffee beans

Curbing coffee cup usage

Research by Bewley’s and Cardiff University identifies measures that can help encourage the use of re-usable cups by coffee drinkers.

Exterior of Hadyn Ellis building

£13m dementia research centre

Cardiff University chosen as centre for UK’s biggest dementia research initiative

Image of Head of the clinic performing eye test on patient

Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Cardiff University’s Down’s Syndrome Vision Research Unit

Transforming eye care and learning potential for children with Down’s syndrome

Highlights from 2016

The Queen arrives at CUBRIC

The Queen opens Brain Research Imaging Centre

Royal party given tour of £44m facility that is unique in Europe

Gravitational waves

Space-time ripples detected for the very first time

University scientists open a new window into the Universe as gravitational waves are detected for the first time

Graham Hutchings receiving Regius Professorship

Cardiff University first Welsh university to receive Regius Professorship

Cardiff University’s School of Chemistry has been presented with a Royal Warrant signed by Her Majesty the Queen, officially conferring the title of Regius Professor of Chemistry

Highlights from 2015

Graham Hutchings

Cardiff partners Max Planck Society to form world-leading catalysis alliance

Cardiff University is to join forces with Germany’s top research body to develop globally important catalysis

Teresa Rees

New Year Honours

Cardiff community recognised with accolades


Innovative approach to help country decide on energy needs

University’s work benefits one of world’s most densely populated countries

Highlights from 2014


Cardiff in top five for research excellence

World leading research drives Cardiff to 5th in rankings of UK universities.

Cardiff Hosts International Rugby Stars

Cardiff hosts international rugby stars

Top teams use University sports facilities ahead of autumn internationals.


Cardiff University research informs Welsh Government anti-smoking legislation

Welsh Government bans smoking in cars carrying children.

Highlights from 2013


Sir David Attenborough delivers outstanding lecture

One of today's greatest natural historians has delivered this year's Hadyn Ellis Distinguished Lecture.

assessing cancer risk

Assessing cancer risk

New model helps better identify those at high risk of bowel cancer.

Carl Bernstein

Watergate journalist comes to Cardiff

University welcomes world-famous investigative journalist, Carl Bernstein.

Highlights from 2012

Online future of higher education

Online future of higher education

Cardiff joins Futurelearn.

Woman digging in an archaeological trench at Ham Hill

Iron-age hillfort reveals its secrets

Excavations at Britain’s largest prehistoric hillfort have given archaeologists from Cardiff and Cambridge universities a glimpse of what life was like inside the fort more than 2000 years ago.

Four members of Cardiff University rowing quad smiling and waving, wearing their medals

‘Top sculling university in GB’

‘Oarsome’ performance by Cardiff rowers earns praise from Welsh rowing coach.