• Research

    Advancing the fight against Alzheimer's, working with NASA to explore space and shaping the society in which we live; our researchers are making a real difference. We're ranked 2nd nationally for the impact of our research and are among the top 5 universities in the UK for research excellence.


    The truth about in-work poverty

    The causes of in-work poverty, and how changes in policy can make a difference.

    Brain image

    Most advanced brain imaging study in Wales

    Cardiff University seeks volunteers for the largest and most advanced brain imaging study ever conducted in Wales

    Safety app

    Mathematicians calculate the safest way home

    Researchers develop algorithms to successfully predict the likelihood of road accidents, opening up the possibility of a mobile app to guide pedestrians along the safest instead of quickest route



    Research institutes

    Our Research Institutes bring together academic talents from across a range of disciplines to solve problems of global importance.


    Research impact

    Our researchers make a difference to people's lives by working across disciplines to tackle major challenges facing society, the economy and our environment.


    Postgraduate research

    Our research degrees give you the opportunity to investigate your subject amongst field-leading researchers with truly first-class facilities.



    Work with us

    We work with businesses and organisations of all sizes and sectors.

    The ARCCA Machine Room

    Research facilities

    Our world class research facilities are available to organisations to hire.

    Our research environment


    REF 2014

    We are ranked 5th in the UK for the quality of our research and 2nd nationally for the impact of our research.

    Dr Haley Gomez, School of Physics and Astronomy

    Supporting researchers

    Our researchers have access to a wide range of development programmes, cutting-edge facilities, extensive library resources and expert advice.


    Integrity and ethics

    Our governance framework helps ensure our research is of the highest quality and ethical standards.