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Welsh Government Higher Education Policies

The Policy statement on higher education sets out Welsh Government’s current priorities for higher education as:

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

This replaced For our Future - The 21st Century Higher Education Strategy and Plan for Wales.

The plan acknowledged the role which higher education (HE) played in the social, cultural and economic development of Wales. It also set out a range of expectations for HE with a particular focus on the Welsh Government’s priorities of social justice and supporting a buoyant economy.

Details of actions, measures and timelines for delivering the plan were included in our Corporate Strategy 2010-13.

The Welsh Government's previous long-term strategy for higher education in Wales from 2002 was Reaching Higher.

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