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 2020 2021
World University Rankings 183 188 186 171 147 160 150 167 171 153 162 155 174 163 177

By Fields

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agriculture 267 - - 276 294 256 290 - - 351-400 401-450 351-400 301-350 351-400
Engineering - - - - - - - - - 301-350 301-350 299 284 301-350
Life Sciences 158 146 138 123 147 114 119 127 135 131 136 118 127 142
Medicine 176 169 158 151 161 152 140 157 164 163 166 167 144 169
Natural Sciences 212 184 183 158 175 184 215 191 187 190 154 187 198 187
Social Sciences 101 137 127 106 86 98 107 110 110 104 110 119 121 110

By Subjects

Subject 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agricultural Sciences - 294 291 - - - - - - - -
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - 240 196 167
Chemistry 220 209 194 175 200 216 231 229 240 238 276
Chemical Engineering 230 194 185 244 227 216 212 196 171 191 213
Civil Engineering 193 161 211 211 220 264 250 234 203 234 151
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - 193 179 201
Computer Science 204 - - - 282 261 257 300 286 227 221
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - 113 129 112
Electrical Engineering - - - - - - 401-450 401-450 401-450 351-400 351-400
Environment / Ecology 226 220 206 247 266 277 293 - 290 268 263
Geosciences 154 132 128 131 160 144 173 176 161 187 192
Immunology - - - - - - - - 116 118 132
Materials Science - - - - - - 401-450 351-400 351-400 351-400 -
Mathematics - - - 285 210 253 306 287 296 282 301-350
Mechanical Engineering 238 189 199 165 130 121 151 182 146 135 153
Microbiology - - - - - - - - 227 233 242
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - 100 123 131
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - 79 82 77
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - 124 144 125 158 153 181 218 219 240 256
Physics 162 198 220 288 215 183 195 139 351-400 301-350 289
Plant & Animal Science 286 287 290 280 - - - 351-400 351-400 351-400 -
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - 62 53 52
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - 119 118 107
Space Science - - - - - - - - 74 92 54
Energy Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 177
Environmental Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 208
Biomedical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -