UWIC no longer involved in ‘super university’ plan
Plans to form a new “super university” in Wales appear to be dead in the water.
The University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC) said it was “no longer a participant” in merger discussions to establish a new University of Wales.
Last Saturday, the body representing universities, Higher Education Wales, recommended a reduction in the number of Welsh universities.
The body said Wales would benefit from fewer but stronger universities and the new approach would mean “further reconfiguration of the university sector”.
This may mean the number of universities falls from 10 to six and signalled there would be no super-university of Wales.
Swansea Metropolitan and Trinity Saint David in Carmarthen and Lampeter are already looking towards a merger.
UWIC is expected to look towards a parnership with another institution in south east Wales.