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Our global community, reputation and partnerships are at the heart of our identity. Our collaborative work with academic partners across the world produces research with real impact.

From collaborating with researchers in China in order to tackle cancer, to studying the genetics and demographics of mammals in our research centre in Borneo, here at Cardiff we’re working to tackle global challenges.

International partnerships

As an institution we have formal links with more than 50 countries including:

  • 38 partnerships across China
  • 11 in Malaysia
  • 23 in the US (with over 550 informal links).

We are partners with Santander Universities and the Fulbright and Marshall Commissions, allowing for teaching and other collaborations to flourish with North and South America.

Global community

Our thriving international student community of more than 3,700 students from over 120 different countries play a very significant role in the international life of our institution and across Wales.

A growing number of our students undertake a period of study overseas annually as part of their degree. This helps them build cultural awareness and enhance their employability. We also welcome hundreds of students from continental Europe and further afield on exchange programmes.

We have more than 180,000 alumni in over 170 countries around the world. Our graduates return home as ambassadors for Cardiff University, Wales and the UK and often play an important role in developing good diplomatic and trade relations.

We also attract the highest calibre of researchers from around the world. Staff from across the world choose to work at Cardiff University further enhancing the learning experience for students and bringing a wider perspective to our research.

Explore the map to see our global connections.

Research links based on formal and informal research activity.