Cardiff University (Welsh: Prifysgol Caerdydd) 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. The university is consistently recognised as providing high-quality research-based university education in Wales.
In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, almost 60 per cent of all research at Cardiff University was assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent – 4* and 3* the top two categories of assessment. It is a member of the Russell Group of Britain’s leading research universities. Ranked number 122 of the world’s top universities, Cardiff University celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2008. Before August 2004, the university was officially known as University of Wales, Cardiff (Welsh: Prifysgol Cymru, Caerdydd), although it used the name Cardiff University publicly.
The university’s student population comprises of 17% of International students and are drawn from a variety of backgrounds. Government performance indicators reveal that their students are most likely to succeed in their studies, with first-year completion rates being considerably higher than national averages, and higher than some similar universities.
Cardiff’s degree schemes provide partial or complete exemption from professional examinations, and more than 40 schemes benefit from accreditation and input from professional bodies. More than 20% of the university’s students pursue postgraduate study.
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