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University of South Wales (Prifysgol De Cymru)

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  • Cardiff, Welsh Caerdydd, city and capital of Wales. Cardiff exists as a city. It is located within the historic county of Glamorgan (Morgannwg) on the Bristol Channel at the mouth of the River Taff, about 150 miles (240 km) west of London. The origins of its name are a point of debate but are widely believed to have come from an English corruption of the original Welsh title Caer-Taff (Fort on the Taff).
  • Cardiff is the capital and largest city in Wales and the eleventh-largest city in the United Kingdom. The city is the country’s chief commercial centre, the base for most national cultural and sporting institutions, the Welsh national media, and the seat of the National Assembly for Wales.
  • The Cardiff metropolitan area makes up over a third of the total population of Wales.
  • Cardiff is a significant tourist centre and the most popular visitor destination in Wales.

University of South Wales (Prifysgol De Cymru) Facts

  • The University of South Wales was founded in 2013 through the merging of the University of Glamorgan and the University of Wales, Newport.
  • The University of Wales, Newport originated in the Newport Mechanics’ Institute, founded in 1841. The South Wales and Monmouthshire School of Mines, founded in 1913, evolved into the Polytechnic of Wales before becoming the University of Glamorgan in 1992.
  • Spread over its campuses in Cardiff, Pontypridd and Newport, there are four faculties: Business and Society; Computing; Engineering and Science; Creative Industries; and Life Sciences and Education.
  • The School of Creative Industries is renowned for producing theatre designers, poets, scriptwriters, and authors. It includes a film school, animation facilities, broadcasting studios, and a photography school. The university is also famous for its national music and drama conservatoire, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
  • In 2016 the university launched The National Cyber Security Academy, a joint venture with industrial partners and the Welsh Government.

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Mid Glamorgan, Pontypridd, CF37 1DL, United Kingdom

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