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Universities Wales

Universities Wales

​Universities Wales is the national council of Universities UK in Wales.

Its members are the heads of all universities in Wales. Universities Wales represents the collective interests of Welsh universities to the National Assembly for Wales, the UK parliament, political parties, and European institutions and bodies.

Responsibility for higher education in Wales is devolved to the National Assembly, although the UK parliament and government retain significant powers and influence, for example over research council funding. In such matters, Universities Wales works closely with Universities UK.

Blog

Acting locally: universities reconnecting with communities

24 March 2017
Universities UK's Greg Wade looks at how the Leading Places scheme is helping universities play a direct role in local decisions and government.

Funders and universities must work together to build international partnerships

15 March 2017
Ahead of UUK's International Higher Education Forum, Ed Whiting from Wellcome Trust discusses the importance of global research partnerships.

We must not deter international students from studying in the UK

10 March 2017
Professor Robert Allison, Vice-Chancellor and President, Loughborough University, discusses the importance of encouraging international students to come to the UK.