The Merging Glamorgan and Newport’s Universities
The universities of Glamorgan and Newport have accepted a Welsh Government proposal to merge the two institutions into a super university in the South East of Wales. The planned merger is planned for April 2013. More information can be found here. One of the main reasons for the merger is that it is felt that a bigger university would be more competitive than two separate universities in the long term. See the University of Glamorgan’s or Newport University website for more information.
Cardiff Metropolitan University was originally planned be to be included in the merger however Cardiff Met felt that it is not currently in its interest to do so. However closer cooperation between the 3 universities in the future inevitable.