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Research

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

Advancing the fight against Alzheimer's, working with NASA to explore space and shaping the society in which we live; our researchers are making a real difference. We're ranked 2nd nationally for the impact of our research and are among the top 5 universities in the UK for research excellence.

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Groundwater – a vital source of water for drinking and irrigation across sub-Saharan Africa – is resilient to climate variability and change, according to a new study led by Cardiff University and UCL.

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Our Research Institutes bring together academic talents from across a range of disciplines to solve problems of global importance.

Our researchers make a difference to people's lives by working across disciplines to tackle major challenges facing society, the economy and our environment.

Our research degrees give you the opportunity to investigate your subject amongst field-leading researchers with truly first-class facilities.

We work with businesses and organisations of all sizes and sectors.

Our world class research facilities are available to organisations to hire.

Our research environment

Our aim is to be in the top 12 in REF 2021 based on Research Power.

Our researchers have access to a wide range of development programmes, cutting-edge facilities, extensive library resources and expert advice.

Our governance framework helps ensure our research is of the highest quality and ethical standards.