Cardiff Metropolitan University , formerly University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC), is a university situated in Cardiff. It operates from two campuses:Llandaff on Western Avenue and Cyncoed campus to the north-east of the city.
The university has over 12,000 students. The university offers degree courses in a variety of disciplines. Study is available at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, full-time and part-time, and research opportunities are offered. Cardiff Metropolitan University has a number of research and enterprise centres, including the Food Industry Centre, the Welsh Centre for Tourism Research, and the National Centre for Product Design and Development Research.
As of 2012 the university is ranked as the top 'new' university in Wales by the major university guides -The Guardian University Guide 2013, the Complete University Guide 2013 published in The Independent and the Times Good University Guide 2013.