Cardiff University

Cardiff University is a world-leading, research excellent, educationally outstanding university, driven by creativity and curiosity, which fulfils its social, cultural and economic obligations to Cardiff, Wales and the world.

The University is recognised in independent government assessments as one of Britain’s leading teaching and research universities and is a member of the Russell Group of the UK’s research intensive universities. Among its academic staff are two Nobel Laureates, including the winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize for Medicine, University Chancellor Professor Sir Martin Evans.

Founded by Royal Charter in 1883, today the University combines impressive modern facilities and a dynamic approach to teaching and research. The University’s breadth of expertise encompasses: the College of Humanities and Social Sciences; the College of Biomedical and Life Sciences; and the College of Physical Sciences, along with a longstanding commitment to lifelong learning. Cardiff’s three flagship Research Institutes are offering radical new approaches to neurosciences and mental health, cancer stem cells and sustainable places.

We are pleased to partner with The Conversation to share Cardiff’s work, helping to make our discoveries and expertise, whether in science, technology, culture, politics or social affairs, widely accessible to all.


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Classroom distraction. Tatyana Dzemileva/Shutterstock

Why is ADHD more common in boys than girls?

For every girl diagnosed with ADHD, up to seven boys are diagnosed. Researchers looked at risk factors, the role of genetics, and mental health for clues.
Les orangs-outans ont le taux de reproduction le plus lent parmi les mammifères avec, en moyenne, un petit par femelle tous les huit ans. Hutan-Kocp/Kapar

Chasse, trafic, huile de palme : qui tue vraiment les orangs-outans ?

Si pour une majorité de gens, la disparition des orangs-outans est essentiellement imputable au développement de l’huile de palme, les faits montrent que la chasse constitue la première menace.


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