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University of Wales
'Prifysgol Cymru'

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Motto Goreu Awen Gwirionedd
(the best inspiration is truth)
Established 1893
Type University Federation
Endowment £12 Billion (spread across the member institutions)
Chancellor The Prince of Wales
Vice-Chancellor Professor Antony J Chapman
Pro-Chancellor Archbishop Dr Barry Morgan
Location Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Wrexham, Bangor, Carmarthen, Aberystwyth and Lampeter, Wales,, UK
Campus Urban and rural
Affiliations Alliance of Non-Aligned Universities, Association of Commonwealth Universities
Website http://www.wales.ac.uk/
Logo of the University of Wales

The University of Wales (Prifysgol Cymru in Welsh) is a federal university founded in 1893. It has member institutions throughout Wales, ranging from Red Brick universities such as Lampeter and Aberystwyth, to post-1992 universities such as Newport and institutes of higher education such as UWIC and NEWI. Indeed, the only university completely separate from the federal University of Wales is the University of Glamorgan in Pontypridd. The Chancellor of the University of Wales is HRH the Prince of Wales and the Pro-Chancellor is the Archbishop of Wales, Dr. Barry Morgan. The senior Vice-Chancellor is Professor Antony Chapman, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff. A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... A Chancellor is the head of a university. ... The Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (Charles Philip Arthur George Mountbatten-Windsor; born Windsor, 14 November 1948), is the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. ... A Vice-Chancellor (commonly called the VC) of a university in the United Kingdom, other Commonwealth countries, and some universities in Hong Kong, is the de facto head of the university. ... The Most Reverend Dr Barry Morgan, Archbishop of Wales (born 1947), has been the leader of the Church in Wales since 2003. ... Cardiff (English:  Welsh: ) is the capital, largest and core city of Wales. ... For other places with the same name, see Swansea (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Newport (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Wrexham (disambiguation). ... Bangor, in north Wales, is one of the smallest cities in the United Kingdom. ... Carmarthen (Welsh Caerfyrddin - caer fort + Myrddin Moridunum, Merlin (origin disputed)) is the county town of Carmarthenshire, Wales. ... Aberystwyth (IPA: , South Welsh: ) (in English: Mouth of the Ystwyth) is a historic market town, administrative centre and holiday resort within Ceredigion, Wales. ... Lampeter (Welsh: Llanbedr Pont Steffan, or more informally, Llambed) is a town in Ceredigion, Wales, United Kingdom, lying at the confluence of the River Teifi and the River Dulas. ... This article is about the country. ... The city of San Francisco, an example of an urban area. ... Rural area in Dalarna, Sweden Sheep eating grass in rural Australia Rural areas are sparsely settled places away from the influence of large cities and towns. ... The Alliance of Non-Aligned Universities was formed to lobby on research funding and other higher education issues. ... The Association of Commonwealth Universities represents over 480 universities from Commonwealth countries. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, images, videos and other digital assets and hosted on a particular domain or subdomain on the World Wide Web. ... University of Wales Logo File links The following pages link to this file: University of Wales ... This article is about the country. ... Welsh redirects here, and this article describes the Welsh language. ... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... Red Brick originally referred to the six civic British universities which were founded in the industrial cities of England in the Victorian era and which achieved university status before World War II. The modern term roughly equates to those members of the so-called Russell group of universities founded between... University of Wales, Lampeter Prifysgol Cymru, Llanbedr Pont Steffan   University of Wales, Lampeter (Welsh: Prifysgol Cymru, Llanbedr Pont Steffan) is a university in Lampeter, Wales, the oldest degree awarding institution in Wales, and the third oldest in England and Wales after Oxford and Cambridge. ... The University of Wales, Aberystwyth (Welsh: Prifysgol Cymru, Aberystwyth) is a leading teaching and research university located in Aberystwyth, Wales. ... In the UK, the Post-1992 universities or Modern Universities are the former polytechnics or colleges of higher education that were given the status of universities by John Majors government in 1992 or colleges that have been granted university status since then: Post-1992 or Modern Universities Abertay University... The University of Wales, Newport is a University of Wales institution located in Newport. ... Affiliations University of Wales, Coalition of Modern Universities, Association of Commonwealth Universities Website http://www. ... Newi is actually an acronym for NEw World Infrastructure, a software architecture for software componentry, mostly known as Newi Business Objects which coined the term business object. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Pontypridd is a town in Glamorgan, Wales, in the county borough of Rhondda Cynon Taff. ... The Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (Charles Philip Arthur George Mountbatten-Windsor; born Windsor, 14 November 1948), is the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. ...

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History

The University of Wales was founded in Wales in 1893 as a federal university with three foundation colleges: University College Wales (now UW Aberystwyth), which had been founded in 1872 and University College North Wales (now UW Bangor) and University College South Wales and Monmouthshire (now Cardiff University) which were founded following the Aberdare Report in 1881. Prior to the foundation of the federal University, these three colleges had prepared students for the examinations of the University of London. A fourth college, Swansea, was added in 1920 and in 1931 the Welsh School of Medicine was established in Cardiff. In 1967 the Welsh College of Advanced Technology entered the federal University as the University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology (UWIST), also in Cardiff. In 1971 St David's College (now UW Lampeter), Wales' oldest degree-awarding institution, suspended its own degree-awarding powers and entered the University of Wales. A financial crisis in the late eighties caused UWIST and University College Cardiff to merge in 1988, forming the University of Wales College Cardiff (UWCC). In 1992 the University lost its position as the only university in Wales when the Polytechnic of Wales became the University of Glamorgan. The University of London is a university based primarily in London. ... University of Wales, Lampeter   University of Wales, Lampeter is a university in Lampeter, Wales, the oldest degree awarding institution in Wales, and the third oldest in England and Wales after Oxford and Cambridge. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


The University was composed of colleges until 1996, when the University was reorganised with a two-tier structure of member institutions in order to absorb the Cardiff Institute of Higher Education (which became the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC)) and the Gwent College of Higher Education (which became University of Wales College, Newport (UWCN)). The existing colleges became constituent institutions and the two new member institutions became university colleges. In 2003, both of these colleges became full constituent institutions and in 2004 UWCN received permission from the Privy Council to change its name to the University of Wales, Newport. It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... Her Majestys Most Honourable Privy Council is a body of advisors to the British Sovereign. ...


Cardiff University and the University of Wales College of Medicine (UWCM) merged on August 1, 2004. The merged institution, known as Cardiff University, ceased to be a constitutent institution and became a new category of 'Affiliated/Linked Institutions'. While the new institution will continue to award University of Wales degrees in medicine and related subjects, students joining Cardiff from 2005 to study other subjects will be awarded Cardiff University degrees. August 1 is the 213th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (214th in leap years), with 152 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


At the same time, the University admitted four new institutions, helping to fill the void left by the loss of Cardiff and UWCM. Thus, North East Wales Institute of Higher Education (NEWI), Swansea Institute of Higher Education and Trinity College, Carmarthen (who were all previously Associated Institutions) along with the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (which was previously a Validated Institution) were admitted as full members of the University on July 27, 2004. July 27 is the 208th day (209th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 157 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Organisation

The University's members are organised into the following categories:


Member Institutions

Constituent Institutions

Shield/ Logo College Established Undergrads Post-grads Location Vice-Chancellor Website
University of Wales, Aberystwyth 1872 6,151 2,839 Aberystwyth Noel G. Lloyd [1]
University of Wales, Bangor 1884 9,500 Bangor Professor Merfyn Jones [2]
University of Wales, Newport 1975 7,572 1,893 Newport Professor James R. Lusty [3]
North East Wales Institute of Higher Education 1975 2,000 Wrexham Michael Scott [4]
University of Wales Institute, Cardiff 1996 9,275 Cardiff Professor Antony J Chapman [5]
University of Wales, Lampeter 1822 2,000 Lampeter Professor Robert A Pearce [6]
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama 1949 550 Cardiff Sir David Rowe-Beddoe [7]
Swansea Institute of Higher Education 1992 Swansea Professor David Warner [8]
University of Wales, Swansea 1920 9,864 1,695 Swansea Prof. Richard B. Davies [9]
Trinity College, Carmarthen 1848 2,200 Carmarthen Medwin Hughes [10]

Image File history File links Uwa_crest_colour-new. ... The University of Wales, Aberystwyth (Welsh: Prifysgol Cymru, Aberystwyth) is a leading teaching and research university located in Aberystwyth, Wales. ... Aberystwyth (IPA: , South Welsh: ) (in English: Mouth of the Ystwyth) is a historic market town, administrative centre and holiday resort within Ceredigion, Wales. ... Image File history File links The coat of arms of the University of Wales, Bangor (UWB) with the universitys name above it. ... Affiliations University of Wales Website http://www. ... Bangor, in north Wales, is one of the smallest cities in the United Kingdom. ... Professor Merfyn Jones is a historian, broadcaster, governor of the BBC and vice-chancellor of the University of Wales, Bangor. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The University of Wales, Newport is a University of Wales institution located in Newport. ... For other uses, see Newport (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The North East Wales Institute of Higher Education (NEWI) is a higher education institution based in Wrexham. ... For other uses, see Wrexham (disambiguation). ... Professor Michael Scott is Principal and Chief Executive of the North East Wales Institute of Higher Education. ... Image File history File links Logo_uwic. ... Affiliations University of Wales, Coalition of Modern Universities, Association of Commonwealth Universities Website http://www. ... Cardiff (English:  Welsh: ) is the capital, largest and core city of Wales. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (598x696, 90 KB)Saint Davids University College Crest (1822) Now the ceremonial crest of the University of Wales, Lampeter. ... University of Wales, Lampeter Prifysgol Cymru, Llanbedr Pont Steffan   University of Wales, Lampeter (Welsh: Prifysgol Cymru, Llanbedr Pont Steffan) is a university in Lampeter, Wales, the oldest degree awarding institution in Wales, and the third oldest in England and Wales after Oxford and Cambridge. ... Lampeter (Welsh: Llanbedr Pont Steffan, or more informally, Llambed) is a town in Ceredigion, Wales, United Kingdom, lying at the confluence of the River Teifi and the River Dulas. ... Professor Robert Pearce was educated at Grammar Schools in Birmingham, Bristol and Gloucester before studying law at Pembroke College, Oxford University. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama is a conservatoire located in Cardiff. ... Cardiff (English:  Welsh: ) is the capital, largest and core city of Wales. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... // Swansea Institute of Higher Education Swansea Institute of Higher Education was born in 1992, when it achieved its status as an independent Higher Education Corporation, but its roots go back over 150 years. ... For other places with the same name, see Swansea (disambiguation). ... David Warner may refer to: David Warner (actor), a British actor. ... Logo for the University of Wales, Swansea Template:LOGO File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The University of Wales, Swansea was founded in 1920 as University College, Swansea, the fourth college of the University of Wales, following the report of the Haldane Commission into University Education in Wales. ... For other places with the same name, see Swansea (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Trinity College, Carmarthen Trinity College, Carmarthen is a higher education college in Carmarthen, West Wales. ... Carmarthen (Welsh Caerfyrddin - caer fort + Myrddin Moridunum, Merlin (origin disputed)) is the county town of Carmarthenshire, Wales. ...

Affiliated/Linked Institutions

Cardiff was once a full member of the University but has now left (though it retains some ties). When Cardiff left, it merged with the University of Wales College of Medicine (which was also a former member). Currently Cardiff still awards University of Wales degrees, but will award its own degrees to students admitted from 2005 (except in Medicine and related subjects where University of Wales degrees will continue to be awarded). The main building of Cardiff University Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Cardiff University Cardiff University (Welsh: Prifysgol Caerdydd) is a leading university located in the civic centre of Cardiff, Wales. ... University of Wales College of medicine is re-united with Cardiff University in 2004 forming the Cardiff University School of Medicine. ...


Validated Insititutions

Neither of the two institutions are members of the University, but do have some of their degrees validated by them. Coleg Sir Gâr (English: Carmarthenshire College) is one of the largest providers of further education in Wales. ... Herefordshire College of Art and Design is an art school based in the English West Midlands, on the cusp of the Wales-England border. ...


Central services

The University of Wales Registry, in Cardiff's Civic Centre, is the central administrative centre and the place that actually registers degrees and sends out degree certificates as well as validating the degrees of the University that are offered outside the member institutions. The University also directly runs the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies and the Welsh Dictionary Unit, both based alongside the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth. The first edition of Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru (University of Wales Dictionary), which has the same status for Welsh as the OED does for English, was completed in 2002, eighty-two years after it had been started. The University of Wales Press was founded in 1922 and publishes around sixty books a year in both English and Welsh. The University also runs the Gregynog conference and fieldwork centre in mid-Wales, based around the 150 year-old Gregynog Hall - one of Britain's oldest concrete buildings. Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru (The University of Wales Dictionary) is the principal historical dictionary of the Welsh language, enjoying a similar status to that of the Oxford English Dictionary in the English language. ... The Oxford English Dictionary print set The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is a dictionary published by the Oxford University Press (OUP), and is generally regarded as the most comprehensive and scholarly dictionary of the English language. ... The University of Wales Press was founded in 1922 as a central service of the University of Wales. ...


Validations unit

The Validations Unit based at the Registry in Cathays Park, Cardiff, provides a service in widening participation in Higher Education while maintaining academic standards, by assuring the quality of HE programmes in associated educational institutions not only in Wales, but also elsewhere in the British Isles.


It also has an overseas presence, where institutions might wish to run degrees mainly or wholly through the medium of English and need them to be validated by a British university. For example, a university level institution in a Spanish speaking country might need its International MBA validated in this way.


By administering such arrangements to the highest academic standards, the highly qualified and multilingual staff at the UW Validations Unit are instrumental in raising the academic profile of Wales throughout the world, and in providing Wales (the 'Learning Country' as described by its Minister of Education, a 'Knowledge Economy' according to its Economic Development Minister) with a highly valuable and often unsung invisible export.


See also

Wales Portal

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External links


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University of Wales - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (780 words)
The Chancellor of the University of Wales is HRH the Prince of Wales and the Pro-Chancellor is the ex-politician Dafydd Wigley.
The senior Vice-Chancellor is Professor Antony Chapman, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff.
The University was composed of colleges until 1996, when the University was reorganised with a two-tier structure of member institutions in order to absorb the Cardiff Institute of Higher Education (which became the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC)) and the Gwent College of Higher Education (which became University of Wales College, Newport (UWCN)).
University of Wales, Bangor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1262 words)
The University of Wales, Bangor (UWB) is a constituent institution of the University of Wales based in the city of Bangor in the county of Gwynedd in North Wales, United Kingdom.
One of the university's key selling-points is its location between Snowdonia and the island of Anglesey.
The university was founded as the University College of North Wales in October 1884 as the result of a campaign for better HE provision in Wales, and was incorporated by charter a year later, in 1885.
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