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    We are an ambitious and innovative university with a bold and strategic vision 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 fulfill our social, cultural, and economic obligations to Cardiff, Wales, and the world.
    Our vision is to be a world-leading, research-excellent, educationally outstanding university, driven by creativity and curiosity, which fulfills its social, cultural, and economic obligations to Cardiff, Wales, the UK, and the world. By fulfilling our vision, we expect to improve our standing as one of the top 100 universities in the world and the top 20 in the UK. We are an ambitious and innovative university with a bold and strategic vision located in a beautiful and thriving capital city.
    We excel in producing high quality, innovative research, which translates into benefits both locally and worldwide. We have a diverse student population with students from more than 100 countries and 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.
    Founded in 1883, Cardiff University is established as one of Britain's leading research universities. Our ambition is to rank consistently among the top 100 universities in the world and the top 20 in the UK. We excel in education, research, and innovation and are building strong international relationships while demonstrating our commitment to Wales. We have a significant economic and social impact on Wales and the UK as a whole, contributing to areas such as employment, research funding, and teaching and learning activities. The Annual Review highlights some of the University's recent achievements, successes, and distinctions.
    We merged with the University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology (UWIST) in 1988. In 1999 the public name of the University changed to Cardiff University. In 2004 we merged with the University of Wales College of Medicine. The College of Medicine was part of the original University but had split off in 1931, making this a reunification.
    In December 2004, the Privy Council approved a new Supplemental Charter granting us university status. Our legal name changed to Cardiff University. We are now independent of the University of Wales. We awarded students admitted before 2005 University of Wales degrees. Since then, we award students at Cardiff University degrees. The College of Arms granted our coat of arms in 1988 after the merger with the University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology.
    The arms feature 'supporters,' which in heraldry are rarely granted to universities. The angel and the dragon are derived from the crests of the merged institutions. The motto "Gwirionedd, Undod a Chytgord" is the closing phrase of the prayer for the Church Militant in the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. It means "Truth, Unity, and Concord."
    We work in partnership with our students to create a stimulating and supportive environment where all our students can thrive. Studying and learning in a research-rich environment means our students are taught by scholars working at the frontiers of knowledge in their disciplines. We have a significant economic and social impact on Wales and the UK as a whole, contributing to areas such as employment, research funding, and teaching and learning activities.

    Cardiff University
    Founding year: 1883
    Website: Visit Website
    Number of students: 0
    Genders Accepted: Mixed (Co-education)
    Leadership: Colin Riordan (President & Vice-Chancellor)
    Number of staff: 31597
    Type: Universities

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    Address: Cardiff University, 30-36 Newport Road, Cardiff , Wales , CF10 3AT, United Kingdom



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