Cardiff University
#277 Overall Influence

Cardiff University

Public research university in Cardiff, United Kingdom

Cardiff University is a public research university in Cardiff, Wales. Founded in 1883 as the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire, it became a founding college of the University of Wales in 1893, and in 1997 received its own degree-awarding powers, although it held them in abeyance. It merged with the University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology in 1988. The college adopted the public name of Cardiff University in 1999; in 2005 this became its legal name, as an independent university awarding its own degrees. The third oldest university in Wales, it contains three colleges: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Biomedical and Life Sciences; and Physical Sciences and Engineering.

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What is Cardiff University known for?

#45 World Rank
Earth Sciences
#149 World Rank
Sociology
#176 World Rank
Medical
#197 World Rank
Religious Studies
#207 World Rank
Chemistry
#232 World Rank
Communications
#237 World Rank
Criminal Justice
#260 World Rank
Economics
#264 World Rank
Education
#288 World Rank
Law
#293 World Rank
Psychology
#295 World Rank
Biology
#298 World Rank
History
#304 World Rank
Literature
#304 World Rank
Engineering
#310 World Rank
Physics
#347 World Rank
Business
#350 World Rank
Philosophy
#366 World Rank
Mathematics
#366 World Rank
Computer Science
#429 World Rank
Political Science
#483 World Rank
Social Work
#520 World Rank
Anthropology
#1487 World Rank
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Influential People

Who are Cardiff University's Most influential alumni?

Cardiff University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Earth Sciences, Sociology, and Medical. Cardiff University’s most academically influential people include Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, Yehuda Bauer, and Gillian Clarke.

Abdelbaset al-Megrahi

Libyan mass murderer

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Yehuda Bauer
Yehuda Bauer

Israeli historian of the Holocaust

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Gillian Clarke

Welsh poet

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John Lennox
John Lennox

Northern Irish mathematician and philosopher of science

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Gwyn Jones

British writer

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Robin Attfield

British academic

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John Warwick Montgomery

Lawyer, theologian and author

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Alice Roberts
Alice Roberts

English physician, anatomist, physical anthropologist, television presenter, author

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Leszek Borysiewicz
Leszek Borysiewicz

Immunologist and vice-chancellor

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Glyn Daniel
Glyn Daniel

British archaeologist

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Nick Broomfield
Nick Broomfield

British film director

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Susanna Reid

English television presenter

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