CARDIFF, Wales, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
The business focus of the UK's major new regional University has been welcomed by the Director General of the CBI. Speaking ahead of a CBI Members' dinner to be hosted by CBI Wales and the University of South Wales at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, John Cridland said:
"The University of South Wales is a valued member of the CBI, the voice of business in Britain. It's a university which can trace its roots to educational institutions designed to meet the pressing needs of business leaders and the professions. That strategic and business-like ethos shines through in this exciting new development, positioning the University of South Wales to prosper and grow in a rapidly changing market.
"Higher education plays a vital role in creating the skilled graduates we need in business to grow our economy. I commend the University of South Wales's focus on the needs of business, and wish it every success as a valued partner of the CBI."
Professor Julie Lydon, Vice-Chancellor of the University of South Wales said, "As a major business university for the UK, we are proud of our relationship with the CBI. Universities are more than simply a cog in the economic machine: we play a vital role in preparing graduates for the world of work, honing the capabilities of tomorrow's business leaders. The University of South Wales's position as a leading university for careers is cemented by partnerships with industry leaders and employers from British Airways to start-up companies."
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The University of South Wales is one of Britain's most exciting new universities and a major player in higher education. One of the top ten campus universities in the UK by student number, the University attracts a cosmopolitan mix of students from 122 countries and all backgrounds. With over 33,000 students across five campuses, it was rated top for student support in the Times Higher Education Awards 2012.
The University came into existence on April 11th 2013 following a merger between the University of Glamorgan and the University of Wales, Newport.
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