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.
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.
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