Welsh universities support one in 20 jobs in Wales

Welsh universities bring significant economic benefits to the whole of Wales – generating over £5 billion for the economy and one in 20 jobs across the country. These are the findings of a new independent report by Viewforth Consulting published … »

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Statement on A-Level Results Day

Commenting on A-Level results day, a spokesperson for Universities Wales, said:  “Congratulations to all students who collected exam results today. “Over the past 18 months, students have worked incredibly hard under the most challenging circumstances and it is really encouraging … »

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Student vaccination – a sector statement

​University leaders are encouraging new and existing students to take up the opportunity to get fully vaccinated as soon as possible. In a joint letter published today, sector representatives have outlined the ways higher education providers are engaging, explaining and encouraging new and existing students to get … »

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Global Wales celebrates collaboration at the heart of its international HE strategy

Global Wales, the international education partnership comprising Universities Wales, Welsh Government, British Council Wales, and the Higher Education funding Council for Wales, came together for its first flagship conference yesterday, to celebrate the end of its current three-year phase and look ahead as the programme grows to 2026.     The Global Wales conference ‘Collaborative Approaches to delivering International … »

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Previewing the Wales Innovation Network

Universities Wales and the Learned Society of Wales invite you to join us for a preview event for the soon to be established Wales Innovation Network. What is the Wales Innovation Network? In his 2020 report, Strength in Diversity, Professor Graeme Reid … »

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Vacancy: Head of Wales Innovation Network

The university sector in Wales is establishing an exciting new initiative to deliver a step change in the depth and breadth of Wales’ collaborative research and innovation activity. As recommended by Professor Graeme Reid’s ‘Strength in Diversity’ report, the Wales … »

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Universities lead search for sustainable solutions

Welsh universities are at the forefront of developing solutions to the challenges posed by climate change, and can help to build a greener, more sustainable Wales, writes Professor Cara Aitchison, Vice-Chancellor of Cardiff Metropolitan University. This article originally appeared in … »

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Building Wales’ Regions

Professor Medwin Hughes, Vice-Chancellor of University of Wales Trinity St  David, explains how universities can strengthen Wales’ regions, preparing them to meet the challenges we face in the 21st century.  This article originally appeared in the Western Mail The role … »

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Realising Wales’ Digital Future

Professor Colin Riordan outlines why digital upskilling and investing in universities should be a political priority. Originally published on the IWA website The workplace as we know it is undergoing seismic changes. Digitalisation and automation are advancing at pace and … »

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Research and Innovation: The Road to Success

A commitment to research and innovation by the next Welsh Government will be key to building a successful and prosperous future, writes Professor Paul Boyle. Originally published on the IWA website. Our research and innovation sector is vital to Wales’ … »

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