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Together we're stronger

Cardiff University now has the size and span of expertise to establish itself as a world-class institution, undertaking research, learning and teaching of international distinction for the benefit of Wales and the wider world. Merger is already paying dividends, with an investment of £10.8 million bringing state-of-the-art brain imaging facilities to Wales. The dedicated use of these facilities for brain research will be unique in the UK.

The exciting opportunities offered through merger are expected to create many hundreds of jobs in the region, both within the University and arising from a range of new hi-tech companies that are expected to be established as a result of merger. In addition to these economic benefits and the increased recognition and opportunities for Wales on the international stage, merger will also produce teaching and learning benefits and will strengthen health services in Wales by widening professional and non-clinical skills development.

Professor Stephen Tomlinson and Dr David Grant

Professor Stephen Tomlinson and Dr David Grant

"Merger is an exciting development for the Universities and for the whole of Wales," said Dr David Grant, Vice-Chancellor of Cardiff University, "I am looking forward to leading the merged University into even greater successes in the future".

Professor Stephen Tomlinson, formerly Vice-Chancellor of UWCM, and now Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Cardiff University said, "I am delighted that all our hard work has paid off and that we are functioning as one institution, combining the expertise of both universities. This is the right thing to do for our staff, for our students and to secure a vibrant future for all medical, dental and healthcare related education in Wales."

Read more about the merger between Cardiff University and the University Wales College of Medicine