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Cardiff is a thriving knowledge economy; boasting above average employment in knowledge intensive sectors, a growing R&D base and a burgeoning innovation culture. It is home to three renowned universities.

Cardiff University is recognised in independent government assessments as one of Britain’s leading teaching and research institutions.

The University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC) is a confident, forward-thinking and metropolitan higher education institution with a history tracing back to the 19th century. Having invested £50m to improve its campuses and further enhance the student experience, the institution has recently unveiled a new Food Industry Centre and started work on a cutting-edge new home for the Cardiff School of Management.  Attracting students from more than 125 countries, UWIC was also recently ranked as the best new university in Wales by in essential guides published by both the Guardian and the Independent.

The University of Glamorgan was placed in the top 10 of the new universities in the UK in the Guardian league table 2008 and was a finalist in the prestigious Time Higher Education ‘University of the Year Awards 2007’ recognising its excellence in teaching, research and innovation.

It is now part of the Glamorgan Group which includes the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama – the National Conservatoire of Wales – and Merthyr Tydfil College.

 

 

 


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"Cardiff was recently
announced as the UK’s skills capital, offering one of the highest skilled workforces in the UK."

(City and Guilds 2008).

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The Cardiff city region has 60,000 undergraduate students, 12,000 post-graduate students, 14,000 graduates each year, 9,000 staff of which 5,000 are academic or research focused, 6,000 overseas students from over 100 countries.
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