About Cardiff University:

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



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
World University Rankings 183 188 186 171 147 160 150 167 171 153 162 155 174

ByField

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agriculture 267 - - 276 294 256 290 - - 351-400 401-450 351-400
Engineering - - - - - - - - - 301-350 301-350 299
Life Sciences 158 146 138 123 147 114 119 127 135 131 136 118
Medicine 176 169 158 151 161 152 140 157 164 163 166 167
Natural Sciences 212 184 183 158 175 184 215 191 187 190 154 187
Social Sciences 101 137 127 106 86 98 107 110 110 104 110 119

BySubject

Subject 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agricultural Sciences - - 294 291 - - - - - -
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - - 240
Chemical Engineering 238 230 194 185 244 227 216 212 196 171
Chemistry 190 220 209 194 175 200 216 231 229 240
Civil Engineering 160 193 161 211 211 220 264 250 234 203
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - 193
Computer Science 264 204 - - - 282 261 257 300 286
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - 113
Electrical Engineering - - - - - - - 401-450 401-450 401-450
Environment / Ecology - 226 220 206 247 266 277 293 - 290
Geosciences 150 154 132 128 131 160 144 173 176 161
Immunology - - - - - - - - - 116
Materials Science - - - - - - - 401-450 351-400 351-400
Mathematics - - - - 285 210 253 306 287 296
Mechanical Engineering 232 238 189 199 165 130 121 151 182 146
Microbiology - - - - - - - - - 227
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - - 100
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - - 79
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - 124 144 125 158 153 181 218 219
Physics 210 162 198 220 288 215 183 195 139 351-400
Plant & Animal Science - 286 287 290 280 - - - 351-400 351-400
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - - 62
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - - 119
Space Science - - - - - - - - - 74