90% of research at Cardiff University is officially world-leading or internationally excellent according to the latest independent assessment of research quality across UK higher education institutions.
The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 results published today (Thursday 12 May 2022) found that the vast majority of the submitted research secured the highest 4* and 3* rating which means that the quality has been independently assessed as being world-leading in terms of originality, significance, and rigour.
- A top 20 university in the UK for the overall quality of our research (19th) impact (11th) and environment (16th)
- 14th in the UK for Research Power which demonstrates the scale and quality of our research
- Cardiff University remains Wales’s leading research-intensive university based on the quality of its research, research power, impact, and environment.