Welsh Government Statement

In response to the restructuring of departments within the Welsh Government, Director of Universities Wales, Amanda Wilkinson said:Universities Wales recognises that, in the current  environment, new Welsh Government departmental arrangements are required.  Given the changes it makes sense to align universities, which are major national assets, within the ‘Prosperous’ portfolio.  Indeed, universities are significant wealth generators for Wales, delivering £3.6bn of investment into the Welsh economy, including £400m of export earnings.  It remains crucial, though, for universities to continue to work across the structures of government so that they can deliver value for a diverse range of sectors, and help build a more prosperous Wales.”