One of the UK's top 20 universities, Cardiff was shortlisted for University of the Year in the Sunday Times University Guide 2013.Cardiff University is a member of the Russell Group of Universities. Cardiff is an international University - from worldwide collaborations to the students we welcome from over 100 different countries. Cardiff University is a registered charity No. 1136855. Undergraduate and Postgraduate Study To be among the very best in the world is the most challenging goal we can set ourselves. We have done so because it is only through working to achieve the very highest international standards in research, teaching and other activities that we can realise the full potential of the academic community that is Cardiff University. Our vision reflects our service to society and we pursue our vision in the belief that all those with an interest in the University should expect no lesser ambition. Our Mission is to pursue research, learning and teaching of international distinction and impact. Features of our Vision and Mission are a striving for excellence, integrity and innovation in every aspect of activity; a strongly collaborative approach; open and effective communications and an inclusive culture based on dignity, courtesy and respect.