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Universities Statement on New Welsh Government

Following the formation of a new Assembly Government this morning, Higher Education Wales, the representative body for the university sector in Wales, has issued the following statement on the appointment of a new Assembly cabinet.

Professor Noel Lloyd, the Chair of Higher Education Wales, said:

“We congratulate Leighton Andrews on his reappointment as Education and Skills Minister and we look forward to working with him to deliver his commitments and those of the new administration. These commitments reflect fundamental and on-going changes to higher education itself and the wider social and economic needs of Wales. We expect universities to establish a new paradigm of working with the Welsh Government to meet the challenges and achieve the outcomes which have been clearly laid out.”