Cardiff University A top five UK university for research excellence and impact

Cardiff University has leapt to 5th  in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) based on the quality of our research, a meteoric rise that confirms our place as a world-leading university.


Some of the highlights of Cardiff Univerity include:

Civil and Construction Engineering - ranked 1st in the UK on quality, 97% of the research submitted was classed as being of a world-leading or internationally excellent quality. Its world-leading research received a 100% measure in terms of impact.

Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience - ranked 2nd in the UK on quality, 92% of the research submitted was classed as being of a world-leading or internationally excellent quality. Its world-leading research received a 90% measure in terms of impact.

Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management - ranked 2nd in the UK on quality, 89% of the research submitted was classed as being of a world-leading or internationally excellent quality. Its research received a 100% measure in terms of impact.

Sociology - ranked 3rd in the UK, 80% of the research submitted was deemed 'outstanding' for its impact in terms of its reach and significance.

Education - ranked joint 5th in the UK, 100% of the research environment was rated as conducive to producing research of world-leading quality in terms of its vitality and sustainability.

Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy - ranked joint 4th in the UK on quality, 94% of the research submitted was classed as being of a world-leading or internationally excellent quality. Its world-leading research received a 90% measure in terms of impact.

Modern Languages and Linguistics - ranked 1st in the UK on impact, 84% of the research submitted was classed as being of a world-leading or internationally excellent quality. Its world-leading research received a 100% measure in terms of impact.

Cardiff University Academic Schools are organised into three Colleges:

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences:

Business
English, Communication and Philosophy
Geography and Planning
History, Archaeology and Religion
Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies
Law and Politics
Modern Languages
Music
Social Sciences
Welsh

College of Biomedical and Life Sciences:

Biosciences
Dentistry
Healthcare Sciences
Medicine
Optometry and Vision Sciences
Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Psychology
Wales Deanery (PGMDE)

College of Physical Sciences and Engineering:

Architecture
Chemistry
Computer Science and Informatics
Earth and Ocean Sciences
Engineering
Mathematics
Physics and Astronomy

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