Higher Education Wales has submitted evidence to the Commission on Devolution in Wales (Second Call for Evidence).
HEW welcomes the opportunity to submit evidence to the Commission. In many respects HE represents the paradigm of a ‘cross-border’ public service – locally delivered by higher education institutions grounded in their communities, but with horizons focused beyond the borders of Wales and the UK. The intrinsically cross border nature of higher education has intensified as a result of the rapid internationalisation of the sector in recent years – a trend which is accelerating. Universities in Wales have and are continuing to embrace this process and have welcomed the opportunities that cross border working – in the UK and internationally – provides in helping to develop the knowledge economy in Wales.