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14 March 2009
Important breakthroughs in many academic areas, impressive results in assessment of teaching and research, and celebrations for Cardiff University’s 125th anniversary year have all been reported to the University Court by Vice-Chancellor Dr David Grant.
The Court of the University receives the Annual Report and Financial Statements of the University at its annual meeting. The achievements reported this year by Dr Grant included:
The University’s biggest ever presence at the 2008 National Eisteddfod
Professor Sioned Davies, head of the School of Welsh, teaching students
Dr Grant said: "2008 was the 125th in our history. I was delighted to see how many of the people of Wales joined in our anniversary celebrations.
"It has been a successful year, but the University cannot stand still. We have plans for greater interdisciplinary research, for more flexible teaching and learning, and for smarter use of IT.
"I would like to thank everyone – staff, students and supporters - who has contributed to the achievements of the past year. Their talent and enthusiasm stand us in good stead for the challenges and opportunities of the future."
New Master of the Queen's Music
Commonwealth gold for Judo star
School of Healthcare Sciences at the Commonwealth Games
Collingwood Collection coup for Cardiff
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