Cardiff University, generally referred to as Cardiff has its origins in the University of w South Wales & Montmouthshire founded in 1883. Today, Cardiff has nearly 31,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. Cardiff is a member of the Russell Group of Universities. In 2004 Cardiff University entered into a partnership with the University of Wales, Swansea to provide a pre-Med program and in 2005 incorporated the Wales College of Medicine. Cardiff University is ranked in the top 100 universities world-wide and recently Professor Sir Martin Evans FRS was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine.
Biodiesel made easier and cleaner with waste-recycling catalyst
Researchers at Cardiff University have devised a way of increasing the yield of biodiesel by using the waste left over from its production process.
Astronomers unravel the history of galaxies for the first time
A team of international scientists, led by astronomers from Cardiff University's School of Physics and Astronomy, has shown for the first time that galaxies can change their structure over the course of their lifetime.
Researchers develop pioneering new method to map enzyme activity
Researchers from Cardiff University have pioneered a new technique that will enable scientists to precisely pinpoint the areas on an enzyme that help to speed up chemical reactions.
Iceberg armadas not the cause of North Atlantic cooling
Armadas of icebergs were probably not the cause of abrupt episodes of cooling in the North Atlantic over the past 440,000 years, according to new research published today in Nature.
Could smell hold the key to ending pesticide use?
UK scientists may have uncovered a natural way of avoiding the use of pesticides and help save plants from attack by recreating a natural insect repellent.
Mission to discover hundreds of black holes could unlock secrets of the Universe
A team of Cardiff University researchers have made a breakthrough in helping scientists discover hundreds of black holes throughout the universe.
Unravelling the mystery of gamma-ray bursts
A team of scientists hope to trace the origins of gamma-ray bursts with the aid of giant space 'microphones'.
Rescue efforts in Nepal aided by real-time assessment of landslide risk
Cardiff University experts are aiding the immediate rescue efforts in Nepal by providing a real-time assessment of further landslide risks following Saturday's devastating earthquake.
An unlikely use for diamonds
Tiny diamonds are providing scientists with new possibilities for accurate measurements of processes inside living cells with potential to improve drug delivery and cancer therapeutics.
Sediment supply drives floodplain evolution in Amazon Basin
A new study of the Amazon River basin shows lowland rivers that carry large volumes of sediment meander more across floodplains and create more oxbow lakes than rivers that carry less sediment.