We are an ambitious and innovative university with a bold and strategic vision located in a beautiful and thriving capital city. Our world-leading research was ranked 5th amongst UK universities in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework for quality and 2nd for impact. We provide an educationally outstanding experience for our students.
Driven by creativity and curiosity, we strive to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligations to Cardiff, Wales, and the world.
Who we are
We excel in producing high quality, innovative research which translates into benefits both locally and worldwide.
We have a diverse student population with students coming from more than 100 countries and with a range of backgrounds. Our academic staff is driven by creativity and curiosity and many are leaders in their fields, creating a stimulating environment for learning.
Our students benefit from research-led teaching that develops their individual intellectual abilities.
We use our knowledge to develop innovative research that will have an impact on the world.
We excel in connecting industry, business, government and NGOs with our academics.
Cardiff is an international university - with worldwide collaborations to the students we welcome from over 100 different countries.
A Welsh university
The Welsh language is integral not only to our culture and society, but in fostering the economic development of Wales.