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. Cardiff University sees fundamental research both as essential to human aspiration and as critical to the development of cultural artefacts, technologies and services to improve the quality of life for all.

Our experts are acknowledged as undertaking work of national and international significance. Their cutting-edge research has earned us a reputation for excellence and impact.

We value the whole range of intellectual activity equally, excluding no area of intellectual discovery, the overwhelming ambition being the achievement of outstanding quality.

We are now challenged to enhance our position as a successful, research-intensive university on an increasingly competitive international stage. Our ambition is to be consistently among the top 100 universities in the world and the top 20 in the UK.

Our Research, Innovation and Enterprise strategy (2012-2017) is based on supporting and delivering research excellence. We will ensure our research has global impact by tackling the grand challenges of our time. Cardiff, Wales, and the world.