University leaders back ‘fewer but stronger’ institutions

Wales’ university leaders have agreed to a new “strategic approach” that they believe will bring about fewer, but stronger higher education institutions.

A firm commitment by vice-chancellors to work collaboratively marks a watershed in the sector’s long history, with university mergers now inevitable.

In a statement released today by representative body Higher Education Wales, university leaders confirm a new approach is “essential” and they will drive forward plans to halve the number of Welsh universities.

Read more: http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2011/07/02/university-leaders-back-fewer-but-stronger-institutions-91466-28980708/

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