Founded in 1883, Cardiff University is established as one of Britain’s leading research universities: it is 5th amongst UK universities in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) based on quality, and is a member of the Russell Group, a group of 24 leading UK research intensive universities. Cardiff University is the 10th largest university in the UK in terms of student numbers, with 33,260 from over 130 countries, and it has earned £116M in research contracts.
The Schoool of Physics and Astronomy was ranked 6th in the UK in the Research Assessment Exercise (2014) with 99% of its research being deemed world leading or internationally excellent. The School was also awarded Juno Practitioner status by the Institute of Physics’ Juno Assessment Panel in recognition of its equality and diversity practices.
Dr. Manoj Kesaria