Why is the merger happening?

Question:
Why is the merger happening?
Answer:

In 2011, developments in Welsh Higher Education policy were driven by a desire for there to be fewer universities in Wales.  In response, in October of that year, the governing bodies of the University of Wales, Swansea Metropolitan University and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David made a commitment to merge under the 1828 Charter of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. The first phase of this process was completed in October 2012 with the merger of University of Wales Trinity Saint David and Swansea Metropolitan University, as well as the creation of Adduned Cymru -The Wales Pledge.

This historic decision supports Welsh Government policy for the restructuring of the higher education sector in Wales and, most importantly, allows the University of Wales to continue its mission and commitment to support the academic, cultural and economic life of Wales as part of the enlarged postmerger university.

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