Feature in leading science journal gives recognition to ambitious Welsh scientific strategy

The higher education sector in Wales received a major boost in April with the publication of a feature article in the world’s pre-eminent scientific journal, profiling the scientific landscape in Wales.

The article, which was published in the hugely influential Science journal, provides a unique opportunity to showcase on a global scale a selection of what Wales has to offer in the field of science, while placing the spotlight firmly on the Welsh Government’s scientific agenda and the central role that Welsh universities play in this ambitious strategy.

The importance of the feature in raising the profile of Welsh universities and the nation’s scientific sector cannot be overstated. Science is one of the foremost scientific journals in the world, and with some 700,000 readers and over 10 million people having access to its online version across the globe, the exposure gained by such a feature could prove invaluable. The journal typically only features three to four specific geographical areas every year and the article will be the first published on one of the devolved regions of the UK.

All this comes at a time when the Welsh Government and the higher education sector, through ambitious schemes such as Sêr Cymru and Welsh Crucible, is making a bold bid for scientific greatness.

The Science feature will provide global exposure to the bold strategy undertaken by the Welsh Government and Welsh universities, in collectively aiming to make Wales a world-leader and placing its scientific agenda at the heart of powering the economic growth of the nation.

The article is available to view online by clicking here: