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University Graduate College: Enhancing the experience of Postgraduate Researchers

Research Excellence

Research is undertaken in all Schools of the University and the latest Research Assessment Exercise showed that world-leading research is being conducted in all disciplines. Of the 34 submitted research areas, Cardiff is in the top 5 in 14 areas including Business, Civil Engineering, Sociology, and Town & City Planning; and in the top 10 in a further 11 research areas including General and Mechanical Engineering, Law and Mathematics.

Research recognition

The University has also been awarded four Queen’s Anniversary Prizes, which recognises outstanding research in UK universities.

Such research expertise attracts considerable grants and investments - including funding from the Research Councils - leading academic staff from around the world, and draws the attention and recognition of the business community to the University. Over the last three years, Cardiff University was awarded on average £100m in research grants and contracts, including major investments from world known companies and corporations.

Distinguished researchers

Cardiff University is proud to count two Nobel Laureates, Professor Sir Martin Evans FRS and Professor Robert Huber, among its world-renowned academic and research staff. We are equally proud to have Fellows of the Royal Society, the Royal Academy of Engineering, and the British Academy as well as Academicians of the Academy of Social Sciences at our University.