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Merged university announces name choice

The University of South Wales has been announced as the preferred name of an institution set to be created in April 2013.

It will be made up of the University of Glamorgan and the University of Wales.

The University of South Wales was overwhelmingly supported as our new name amongst every single stakeholder group that we spoke to. People told us that University of South Wales made sense because of the strong geographical recognition that it provides and the way it reflects the backgrounds of the two existing institutions.

– Professor Julie Lydon, Vice Chancellor of new university

The current two universities will now begin a formal process to adopt the new name.