United Kingdom Founded: 1883

About Us

It is a member of the Russell Group of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities and is ranked within the top 150 universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings. Cardiff University is one of Britain’s major teaching and research universities.

Founded by Royal Charter in 1883, the University today combines impressive modern facilities and a dynamic approach to teaching and research with a heritage of service and achievement which has included Queen’s Anniversary Prizes and Nobel laureates among its staff.

The University’s breadth of expertise in research and teaching encompasses: the humanities; the natural, physical, health, life and social sciences; engineering and technology; preparation for a wide range of professions; and a longstanding commitment to lifelong learning. The University’s research institutes are responsible for radical new approaches in a variety of areas, including neurosciences and mental health, cancer stem cells and sustainable places.

The University’s students and staff are drawn from throughout the UK and from more than 110 countries throughout the world; they share and benefit from the university’s international outlook and commitment to innovation and excellence in all areas of activity. In 2013 Cardiff was shortlisted for University of the Year in the Sunday Times University Guide.

  • (Cardiff is a) “world class research-intensive university.” - Daily Telegraph Guide to UK universities.
  • “An excellent reputation for the quality of its teaching and research.” - Guardian University Guide.
  • “Outstanding facilities are backed up by a teaching and research record that is hard to beat.” - Sunday Times University Guide.