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Our ambition

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We want to make Cardiff University an institution that is respected the world over, where students have a superb study and life experience, staff are proud and happy to work, and where alumni participate actively in our community.

We want to be a credit to Wales and key to the economic and social success of the nation. We will remain a comprehensive university that takes account of the needs of Wales in the range of disciplines we offer.

We will encourage the evolution of research, learning and teaching as our knowledge progresses and the external environment changes. In determining the direction of travel we will strike a balance between financial prudence, academic judgement and national and social need.

We will continue to work with our GW4 partners, Bath, Bristol and Exeter universities harnessing our research and innovation capacity and to solve global challenges and anchor the regional economy.