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CaSE announces two new university members

11 Jul 2018

CaSE are delighted to welcome the University of South Wales and the University of York as new organisational members.

Commenting on today’s announcement, Dr Sarah Main, Executive Director of the Campaign for the Science and Engineering, said:

CaSE’s platform to speak on behalf of the science and engineering community comes from the breadth of our membership, which includes having a geographically diverse representation across the UK. I look forward to working with the University of South Wales and the University of York to ensure that science and engineering contributes to every region of the UK.

Professor Julie Lyon OBE, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, University of South Wales: 

The University of South Wales (USW) is delighted to become a member of CaSE, and to add our expertise to the campaign.

As an educator of future scientists and engineers, we see first-hand the importance of developing the next generation of experts in these sectors, while our researchers are working on numerous projects that could have worldwide impacts.

Joining the wide range of commercial, education, and charity bodies, and the numerous individuals, who are part of CaSE, we will support all who are involved in driving forward these disciplines to even greater heights.

Professor Koen Lamberts, Vice-Chancellor, University of York:

Our research regularly contributes to government policy on a range of globally important issues, from immigration and food production, to climate change and healthcare. 

Being a member of CaSE will allow us to continue to emphasise to decision makers that investment in science and engineering is essential for our economy, as well as globally sustainable futures.

About the University of South Wales

With more than 30,000 students from 120 countries, the University of South Wales (USW) Group is a major player in UK higher education. Within the United Kingdom, USW is unique in the breadth of its role, encompassing a modern university and two subsidiaries in Wales’s national conservatoire, the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, and The College Merthyr Tydfil.

With campuses in Cardiff, Pontypridd and Newport, the University is renowned for its partnerships with major employers, from British Airways  and the BBC, to the National Health Service. Its relationship with employers as a leading university for careers is reflected in the high employment rate of its graduates, with 95%* of students in employment or further study within six months of graduating.

USW is a powerhouse in applied research used to shape major decisions. As a major public policy think-tank, it offers independent advice to government, industry and employers across the UK on health, education, economic growth, social policy, and governance.

About the University of York

The University of York is a global university, renowned for its life-changing research and academic excellence. We collaborate with academic institutions across the globe, through partnerships, networks and research.  It is a global community of more than 16,000 students and 3,000 staff from more than 150 countries.

The University makes a significant impact on the lives of millions of people around the world through its emphasis on social justice, scientific discovery and societal and cultural innovation. Since its foundation in 1963, York’s commitment to academic excellence has established its global reputation. 

The University believes passionately in research-led teaching to encourage creativity and independent critical thinking in its students and to challenge them to push the boundaries of knowledge and excel in their studies. York academics are world-leaders in their field, undertaking research with a global impact supported by an informal culture which fosters interdisciplinary collaboration.