Cardiff ranked in the top one per cent of unis in the world

Cardiff Met didn’t make the top 1000

According to a new list by the Centre for World University Rankings, Cardiff is the 15th best uni in the UK. Beaten only by Oxbridge and a few predictable others, we’re sitting pretty near the top of a 25,000 strong table of degree awarding institutions.

Aside from being top 20 in the UK, we were also ranked 187th in the world, putting us firmly in the top 1 per cent of the world’s unis.

The ranking takes into account the usual list of factors including quality of teaching, alumni employment and academic citations as well as a score for “broad impact”.

This puts us ahead of Durham, Liverpool and pretty much every other uni in the world. Across town, Met failed to break into the top 1000, falling outside the ranking’s boundaries.

Earlier this year, QS ranked Cardiff the 122nd best uni in the world and the 35th best place to study Architecture on the planet.