Cardiff University

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Key facts about Cardiff University

Research member since 2010

28,850 students, including over 3,300 from over 100 different countries

Cardiff's President is Professor Sir Martin Evans. Sir Martin was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2007 in recognition of his breakthrough in the discovery of stem cells

Undergraduate numbers: 21,243 and Postgraduate numbers: 7,597

Cardiff University's Mission & Vision

Our Mission is to pursue research, learning and teaching of international distinction and impact.

Our vision is to be one of the world's leading universities with an academic community recognised for its international distinction and impact. Academic excellence rooted in world-leading research and scholarship is an absolute priority. From this excellence we will continue to demonstrate the impact of our work for the advancement of knowledge, for our students and for our communities.

About Cardiff University

Founded by Royal Charter in 1883, Cardiff University today combines impressive modern facilities and a dynamic approach to teaching and research with its proud heritage of service and achievement. Cardiff University is recognised in independent government assessments as one of Britain's leading teaching and research universities.


International Partnerships

An international focus runs throughout our activities including global research collaborations tackling major challenges from degenerative brain disorders such as Alzheimer's to renewable energy sources. We also have strong collaborations with academic, business and other partners of strategic importance to the University's international ambitions.

We are partners with 'Santander Universities' and the Fulbright and Marshall Commissions, allowing for teaching and other collaborations to flourish with North and South America.
Our strong relations with China continue to flourish. The Confucius Institute at Cardiff University was set up by Xiamen University in association with Cardiff University, with the support from the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban). The Confucius Institute offers a wide range of language courses and programmes for adult learners.

Notable Research Areas

The University's breadth of expertise in research and research-led 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 is also home to three major new Research Institutes, each offering a new approach to a problem of global importance. Combining academic talents from across a range of disciplines, the Research Institutes will create world-leading expertise in the fields of neurosciences and mental health, cancer stem cells and sustainable places.
Cardiff is a member of the Russell Group of Britain's foremost research intensive universities.