Cardiff University is an ambitious and innovative university with a bold and strategic vision located in a beautiful and thriving capital city. Its world-leading research was ranked 5th amongst UK universities in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework for quality and 2nd for impact. Driven by creativity and curiosity, Cardiff strives to fulfill its social, cultural, and economic obligations to Cardiff, Wales, and the world.
Cardiff University is committed to providing an educationally outstanding experience for its students and to recruiting students from all strata of society. Its global community, reputation, and partnerships are at the heart of its identity. Its ambition is to form tightly-knit collaborations with international universities in order to promote research, share best practices in teaching and management, and establish Its position as a global educational institute.
The University is a leading research institution in the UK and is ranked in the top 20 universities in the country for the quality of its research. The university has an annual budget of £605 million, and over 90% of its research has been rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise. Cardiff is also a member of the prestigious Russell Group of 24 leading UK research universities.