Our Vision

Aerial view of Cardiff

Cardiff Metropolitan is a progressive university. We work with purpose, impact and compassion and always in partnership. We make economies more prosperous, societies fairer, cultures richer, environments greener and communities healthier. In partnership with our students, staff and stakeholders we transform individual lives, Wales and the wider world through high-quality, high impact education informed by our cutting-edge research and innovation.

Developed following the award of the title of Times Higher Education ‘UK and Ireland University of the Year 2021’, Strategy 2030 outlines how we will continue to grow, diversify and improve, aiming to secure our place in the top 50 UK universities by 2030 and enter and climb the QS world ranking which is the key to sustainable high-quality international recruitment. Our reputational enhancement will make Cardiff Met a university of first choice for students studying and academics researching in the fields of:

  • art and design

  • business and management

  • education and public services

  • sport and health sciences

  • technologies and engineering

  • environment and sustainability

Our partnerships extend from our university campuses in Cardiff to further education, business, industry, charities, government and communities in Wales and the UK. Our global education partners provide high-quality degrees across the world, while our international research collaborations are working to solve some of the most entrenched global challenges. We will develop our international relationships, cultural diplomacy and soft power with our thought leadership and actions as a University of Sanctuary playing a key role in establishing Wales as a Nation of Sanctuary.

We embody a high-performance culture with a low carbon footprint, changing the world while becoming a net zero carbon university across our campuses by 2030.