University of Wales Merger

Posted on 13 July 2011

The University of Wales

On Monday, 11 July the governing bodies of the University of Wales, Swansea Metropolitan University and the University of Wales: Trinity Saint David reaffirmed their commitment to merge.

The three institutions will, over the coming months, work together to create a unified institution under the Charter of the University of Wales. With a strong student base across several campuses, the University will also offer a range of service facilities on a local, regional and national basis.

The transformed University of Wales will establish itself as one of the key institutions in Wales delivering high quality learning and research opportunities for students.
The merger will see a new single governance and management structure. Professor Medwin Hughes, currently Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wales: Trinity Saint David, will become Vice-Chancellor and Chief Accounting Officer of the transformed University of Wales, while Professor Marc Clement, currently Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wales becomes President, leading the research, enterprise and innovation agenda.

The aim is to achieve the formal merger by 1 August 2012. The three institutions have agreed to unify operations at the earliest opportunity with Professor Hughes appointed Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wales and Professor Clement as President of the University of Wales with effect from 1 October 2011.


For press and media information, please contact Shone Hughes, Head of Communications, University of Wales: 02920 375057. For general information, please visit


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