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04 December 2009
The University’s Vice-Chancellor, Dr David Grant has led congratulations to Carwyn Jones AM following his election as Welsh Labour leader.
Vice-Chancellor, Dr David Grant said: "On behalf of all the staff and students of Cardiff University, I congratulate Carwyn Jones on his election as Welsh Labour leader.
"As leader of the Assembly’s largest political party, we look forward to his election as the Welsh Assembly Government’s new First Minister in due course. As First Minister we look forward to working with him in ensuring a strong, vibrant and secure future for Higher Education in Wales.
"As a former tutor on our School of Law’s Bar Vocational Course, and regular visitor to the University, he is already well aware of our excellent facilities, teaching and research.
"We hope to extend future invitations to the new First Minister to visit and discuss the world-leading research that is undertaken across the University."
Carwyn Jones is already a regular visitor to the University. In May, he delivered the prestigious annual Ewan Davies lecture at Cardiff Law School and in June he visited the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences to learn more about University research which is helping address major environmental questions including global change, natural resource exploration and the evolution of Earth.
The Vice-Chancellor has also taken the opportunity to pay tribute to former First Minister, Rhodri Morgan. Dr Grant added: "Rhodri Morgan, during his tenure as First Minister, proved to be a leading advocate for Higher Education in Wales.
"As a regular visitor to the University, we are particularly proud of the excellent rapport and mutually beneficial working relationship we established with him. His support for the world-leading research we undertake at Cardiff University is something that we take great pride in."
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