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Policy Statement on Higher Education

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This policy statement seeks to set a new vision for higher education in Wales as we approach 2020.

Building on the successes of recent years and the strengths of Welsh higher education, it establishes a clear set of priorities for the years ahead.

It sets out a vision in which higher education providers:

  • interact with businesses to stimulate innovation and economic growth
  • work to enhance the employability of all graduates, whatever their age, background or course of study
  • work in partnership with the Welsh Government to development international links
  • collaborate with further education providers to ensure that opportunities to progress are available to learners
  • make best use of opportunities to exploit new technologies
  • strive to provide the highest quality learning experience to all those with the potential to benefit
  • develop the sector's reputation for excellence in research
  • continue to support the development of Welsh-medium higher education
  • develop more flexible models of provision to build a more successful and sustainable future.