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Wrexham Glyndwr University become members of CaSE

27 Jan 2021

CaSE are pleased to welcome Wrexham Glyndwr University to CaSE’s organisational membership.

Commenting on the announcement, Dr Sarah Main, Executive Director of CaSE, said:

“A chief pillar in CaSE’s standing comes from its broad and diverse membership representing scientific and engineering strengths across the UK; from North Wales to South London, from the West Midlands to East Anglia. With its innovative approach to STEM learning and research, we are delighted that Wrexham Glyndŵr University has chosen to add its voice to this growing membership. 

The last twelve months have illustrated the crucial role that science and engineering can play in tackling global challenges, supporting local communities, and ensuring that the future is one of prosperity and health for all. Working with Wrexham Glyndŵr University we look forward to making this future a reality.”

Professor Maria Hinfelaar, Vice Chancellor, Wrexham Glyndŵr University:

“I am really pleased to join the CaSE community. As a university with a strong presence in North Wales, a region with a long tradition of innovation in science, advanced manufacturing and technology, we will absolutely have a role to play in supporting CaSE’s aims. We are developing new approaches to combine STEM disciplines with other fields, such as Health and the Creative Arts, opening up exciting opportunities for our students and for the communities we serve.

Through our brand new Science Discovery Centre ‘Xplore’ which is at the heart of the regenerated town centre of Wrexham we are also proactive in triggering the curiosity of young people in scientific discovery. Membership of CaSE will support us in developing such initiatives further.”

About Wrexham Glyndŵr University

Located in north-east Wales and dating back to 1887, when we were known as the Wrexham School of Science and Art, we first started offering degrees in 1924 and became Wrexham Glyndŵr University in 2008 making us still one of the youngest universities in the UK.

The Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology is founded on the belief in bringing together the arts, science and technology to explore the creative overlap between these exciting territories in the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research and employability. It is a vibrant, friendly place where each student’s learning and future is given personal attention. We encourage positive and innovative approaches to learning and are entrepreneurial and ambitious in our mission to contribute to the economic growth of the region through strong industrial partnerships and creative thinking.

Along with our campuses in Wrexham, our OpTIC site at St Asaph is a cutting-edge research centre for the opto-electronics technology industry and offers bespoke engineering design and consultancy services. Our pioneering project producing prototype mirrors for the world’s largest telescope is based here.

Our Advanced Composite Training and Development Centre is the result of a ground-breaking partnership between Glyndŵr University, Airbus, Coleg Cambria and the Welsh Government. The centre helps thousands of Airbus employees and apprentices to develop their composite manufacturing skills which differ from current metallic work, so training in this highly skilled sector is vital to the aerospace industry. The Centre welcomes enquiries from industry and academia to establish new co-operative research links.  Projects can vary from short term consultancy to more long-term collaborations through schemes such as Technology Strategy Board Collaborative R&D, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP), Research Council funded collaborations, European Union Funding and contract research.