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Cardiff Metropolitan University has been awarded the highly prestigious title of University of the Year 2021 by the Times Higher Education. This follows a number of successes, including being named the Welsh University of the Year by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021, the second highest rise in the UK in The Complete University Guide 2022 and the institution’s highest ever rise in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021.

Cardiff Met was the highest ranking post-1992 institution in the last Research Excellence Framework. The quality of the contribution made by Cardiff Met was significant, with a quarter of all research identified as 'world leading' with 4* research identified in all units of assessment, highlighting Cardiff Met’s significant impact on the economy, society, culture and wider public policy.

Our Global Academies create and build on our successes, bringing together our research expertise to develop inter-disciplinary, international and impactful approaches to some of the most entrenched challenges affecting us locally, nationally and internationally. By bringing together our strengths in education, research and innovation we aim to help improve the world around us collaboratively and compassionately.

Welcome to the Global Academies

Cardiff Metropolitan University's Global Academies are collaborative and interdisciplinary endeavours bringing together our strengths in research, innovation and teaching to address challenging global priorities.

Offering a range of post-graduate learning and research opportunities, the Global Academies aim to improve us as individuals and the world around us.

Our three Global Academies are Health and Human Performance; Food Science, Safety and Security; and Human Centred Design. More information about each of these academies can be found below.

Academy of Health and Human Performance

This Global Academy brings together our expertise in wellbeing, public health, biomedical sciences, leadership and management, sport, physical activity, coaching, and technology to take a holistic view of human performance.


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Food Science, Safety and Security

This Global Academy brings together our expertise in technical, operational and commercial food production and biomedical sciences, along with nutrition, perceptual science and psychology.


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Academy Human Centred Design

Improving the world around us. Organisations, products, processes and services that place the individual at their centre provide effective solutions.


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