The Way Forward 2018-2023

Cardiff University exists to create and share knowledge and to educate for the benefit of all.

Our vision is to be a world-leading, research-excellent, educationally outstanding university, driven by creativity and curiosity, which fulfils its social, cultural and economic obligations to Cardiff, Wales, the UK, and the world.

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Our ambition

We want to make Cardiff University an institution that is respected the world over.

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Our values

The values that guide us towards achieving our ambitions.

The Way Forward

The Way Forward

10 January 2018

Read about our strategic direction and focus on education and students, research, innovation, international, and civic mission.


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Our focus is on five areas: research, innovation, education and students, international, and civic mission.

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Our progress

Progress in achieving our ambitions will be measured by 11 lead indicators.