Cardiff University is an ambitious and innovative university with a bold and strategic vision located in a beautiful and thriving capital city. Its world-leading research was ranked 5th amongst UK universities in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework for quality and 2nd for impact. Cardiff University provides an educationally outstanding experience for their students. With over 7,000 international students from more than 100 countries, the students will be joining a diverse and inspiring academic community studying on courses that will help improve their career prospects along with access to specialist facilities and dedicated support. Founded in 1883, Cardiff University is established as one of Britain's leading research universities. Cardiff University is dedicated to promoting equality and recognise the advantages of a diverse student population. It welcomes students from a wide variety of groups that are often under-represented in Higher Education. It excels in education, research and innovation and is building strong international relationships whilst demonstrating its commitment to Wales. Many of its degree programmes benefit from a significant vocational and professional content, while others offer students the opportunity for a period of attachment to industry to gain experience and expertise. International opportunities are available to students via their Global Opportunity Centre. These can include study, work and volunteering placements in 26 EU countries, as well as international exchange opportunities across the world. At Cardiff, teaching and learning take place in a research environment in which students can benefit from interaction with researchers who are working at the frontiers of knowledge in their disciplines. Cardiff University is located in Cardiff, the capital city of Wales. It's a friendly, compact and safe city with a great character and impressive heritage. The Cathays Park campus is home to the majority of its Academic Schools. It is located in and around Cardiff's beautiful civic centre, which boasts impressive Portland stone buildings, parks and tree-lined avenues. The Academic Schools based at Heath Park campus share a 53 acre site with the University Hospital Wales, a 900-bed hospital which is one of the largest in the UK.
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