Welsh Higher Education Brussels (WHEB) has been established to:
- Promote the interests of the Welsh Higher Education sector in Europe
- Enable the sector to engage more fully with European priorities such as the Lisbon Strategy and the Bologna Process, and,
- Facilitate stronger relationships between Welsh Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), European Institutions and Regional Partners from the EU, and beyond.
“Wales, a small clever country which is known throughout the world for its quality of life – generated by its vibrant communities, environment, educational and cultural dynamism, and strong knowledge driven economy”
Universities sit at the heart of the vision to create a Europe of Knowledge. The knowledge society depends for its growth on the production of new knowledge, its transmission through education and training, its dissemination through information and communication technologies, and on its use through new industrial processes or services.
Universities are unique, in that they take part in all these processes due to their key role in: research and the exploitation of results, through industrial cooperation and spin-off; education and training, in the training of researchers and production of a strong employable workforce; and regional and local development, to which they contribute significantly.
By placing itself at the heart of Europe, WHEB aims to build closer links with a wide range of other stakeholders, promoting Welsh excellence in pursuit of Europe-wide goals.
Welsh Research Excellence recognised in Science Journal
The prestigious journal Science, which boasts some 700,000 readers and over 10 million people globally having access to its online version, recently published an article showcasing a selection of what Wales has to offer in the field of science; highlighting the Welsh Government’s scientific agenda and the central role that Welsh universities play in this ambitious strategy. It is great news for Wales that our excellence in the field of research has been recognised by one of the foremost scientific journals in the world. The journal typically only features three to four specific geographical areas every year and the article will be the first published on one of the devolved regions of the UK.
View the article here (PDF)