"This is an initiative that shows leadership and strategic thinking in action. The University's partnership with major international companies like General Electric and British Airways are examples of how Wales can compete with the best.
"The Welsh Government looks forward to working with the University of South Wales to raise the profile of the region, and Wales as a whole."
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