Cardiff University was ranked as one of the world’s top 125 Universities by the QS World University Rankings 2015/2016. As a member of the Russell Group, Cardiff is one of Britain's top 24 leading research universities. Its world-leading research was ranked 5th amongst UK universities in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework for quality and 2nd for impact.
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 practice in teaching and management, and establish its position as a global university. Driven by creativity and curiosity, Cardiff University strives to fulfil its social, cultural and economic obligations to Cardiff, Wales, and the world.
According to the HESA Destination of Leavers in Higher Education Survey 2013/14, 95.3% of Cardiff graduates enter employment or professional training/postgraduate study shortly after graduation.
The University is the largest provider of adult education in Wales, with Cardiff University Continuing & Professional Education providing several hundred courses in venues across South East Wales. The University’s lifelong learning activities also encompass the professional development work carried out by schools for employers, and many of these courses are custom-made to suit an individual company’s needs; and business language training at all levels.