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We aim to enter the UK top 20 in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.

We aim to remain in the world top 200 as measured by QS World University Rankings, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, the Academic Ranking of World Universities and the Best Global Universities Ranking, and in the top 100 of at least one of these.

To achieve this, we are focussing on five areas:

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Education and students

At least 50% of our undergraduate students will undertake a work placement during their studies.

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

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We will develop 10 strategic partnerships with industry and other external organisations.

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Civic mission

We aim to create 1,000 high value jobs and improve educational attainment in Schools around Wales.

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We will establish five strategic partnerships with international academic institutions.