About Cardiff University
Cardiff University was founded in 1883. It is a research university located in the Cathays Park area of Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom. It received its Royal charter in 1883 and is a member of the Russell Group of Universities. There are approximately twenty seven academic schools of the University are divided into three colleges: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Biomedical and Life Sciences; and Physical Sciences.
The modular system of the university provides a large degree of flexibility and choice. Many programmes allow students to defer the choice of specialism until the second year. There are also long-established links with the professions – more than 40 programmes of study are professionally accredited.
Cardiff University continues the tradition of all three of its former institutions in providing high quality research-based education in Wales, as shown in its five-year standing as the best centre of excellence in Wales in the Sunday Times League Tables. Cardiff is also the only university in Wales to be a member of the Russell Group of Research Intensive Universities.
QS World University Rankings 2014
QS World University Rankings 2013
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013-2014
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-2015
QS World University Rankings 2015
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016