The Vice Chancellor of Bangor University, Professor John Hughes, told the Assembly's Finance committee that Welsh universities are 'not in a position to invest' in the way that competitors elsewhere in the UK are.
He said that's making it difficult to attract students from across the UK and from overseas.
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