New agreement strengthens educational cooperation between Wales and Canada

May 29, 2023
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Universities Canada has today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Universities Wales, to strengthen educational cooperation between the two countries.

Building on previous work between Universities Wales and Universities Canada, the MOU outlines a commitment to develop long-term relationships and to further promote the development of institutional collaboration in further and higher education across the two countries.

Key objectives of the agreement include:

  • increasing short-term staff and student mobilities
  • enhancing research and development collaboration in key shared areas of interest such as green energy and technology, health and well-being, creative industries, digital advancements, and manufacturing and materials
  • fostering sector partnerships to support staff and student mobility
  • solidifying bilateral relationships between Wales and Canada in the education sector

Kieron Rees, Assistant Director of Universities Wales said: “A vibrant, knowledge-based economy relies on having a well-educated population, and collaboration is key to developing further and higher education systems that deliver for society. This Memorandum of Understanding will open doors to collaborative activities that will mutually benefit both our countries and advance our shared educational excellence. It represents another step in our positive relationship with our Canadian partners, and we look forward to working with Universities Canada for the benefit of our two countries’ education sectors”.

“In today’s increasingly interconnected world, it’s more important than ever to cultivate long-term relationships between peoples, cultures and societies,” said Paul Davidson, president of Universities Canada. “Universities Canada is proud to sign this Memorandum of Understanding with Universities Wales to increase opportunities for collaboration between our two countries and support continued excellence in higher education and research.”


About Universities Wales
Universities Wales is a membership body representing the interests of Wales’ nine universities. We develop higher education policy, deliver political and stakeholder engagement, and campaign on issues where our members have a shared interest.  

For more information:

Media contact: 

Lewis Israel
[email protected]

About Universities Canada
Universities Canada is the voice of Canada’s universities at home and abroad, advancing higher education, research and innovation for the benefit of all Canadians.

Media contact:

Lisa Wallace
Assistant Director, Communications
Universities Canada
[email protected]

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