The university was founded in 1893 as a federal university with three foundation colleges: Aberystwyth University, Bangor University, and Cardiff University. Aberystwyth University was founded in 1872 and Cardiff University was founded in 1881. The Affiliations of the university are Alliance of Non-Aligned Universities and Association of Commonwealth Universities. The motto of the University is Truth Unity and Harmony. There are 27,774 students in which 20,611 are undergraduates and 7,133 are postgraduates. The university has 5,230 admin staff.
The following is the list of scholars from University of Wales Cardiff who contributed and/or serves as editors for one or more OMICS International journals and conferences