Cardiff University

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The University of Cardiff (English Cardiff University, Welsh Prifysgol Caerdydd ) is a research-intensive university in Cardiff, Wales. She is a member of the Russell Group. At the University of Cardiff about 30,800 students are enrolled and it employs approximately 5,200 employees.


The University was founded in 1883 as the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire. In 1972 the renamed University College, Cardiff. Financial problems forced the university in 1988 to merge with the University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology and she eventually became a member of the 1996 University of Wales. 2004 merged with the University of the University of Wales College of Medicine, separated from the University of Wales and called himself now Cardiff University.

Known teachers

  • Roland Gregory Austin (1901-1974), Latinist
  • Albert Hauf ( b. 1938 ), philologist

Known graduates

  • Barham Salih ( born 1960 ), Iraqi politicians
  • Karl Jenkins ( born 1944 ), Welsh keyboardist, oboe, saxophone player and composer
  • Neil Kinnock ( born 1942 ), former Vice- President of the European Commission
  • Sir Martin John Evans ( b. 1941 ), British geneticist, Nobel Prize for Medicine (2007)