CARDIFF, July 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Owner of Cardiff City Football club Tan Sri Vincent Tan today, 18th July, received an honorary doctorate from the University of South Wales.
An eminent business man, Tan Sri Vincent Tan owns the controlling share in the Barclays Premier League side Cardiff City Football Club and was given the award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to international business and sport.
Speaking about his award Tan Sri said, "It is a great privilege for me to receive this Honorary Doctorate from the University of South Wales. I am honoured to join the ranks of the many illustrious personalities to have received this award.
"It has been my honour to play a part in the success of Cardiff City Football club this season and to share in this great moment in Cardiff and Welsh history. To be further conferred this award by the University of South Wales adds greatly to my joy and deepens the affinity I have for Cardiff, Wales and of course, the University of South Wales."
Vice-Chancellor of the University Professor Julie Lydon said, "We are thrilled to be recognising Vincent's outstanding contribution to international business and sport in Wales; he is certainly a most worthy recipient of this title.
"As a University we have a strong partnership with Cardiff City Football Club, hosting its training academy at our own sports park. It is a natural partnership, a major UK university pairing with a premiership football club. We are proud to be honouring Tan Sri Vincent Tan and to further strengthening our links with the club."
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 in April 2013 following a merger between the University of Glamorgan and the University of Wales, Newport.
Picture caption: Professor Julie Lydon, Vice-Chancellor of the University of South Wales and Tan Sri Vincent Tan.
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