University of Wales, Aberystwyth

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University of Wales, Aberystwyth

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Motto

Nid Byd, Byd Heb Wybodaeth

A world without knowledge is no world at all
Established 1872
Chancellor (UW) HRH the Prince of Wales
Pro-Chancellor (UW) Dafydd Wigley
Vice-Chancellor Professor Noel Lloyd
Location Aberystwyth, Wales, UK
Students 7,000
Member of University of Wales, AMBA, ACU, Universities UK
Homepage www.aber.ac.uk

The University of Wales, Aberystwyth, a Member Institution of the federal University of Wales, was the first university institution to be established in Wales. As of 2005, the university has around 7,000 students spread across eighteen academic departments. It is often known simply as "Aber" to its students. The university's business school is accredited by AMBA.
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History

The university was founded in 1872 as University College Wales and in 1894 joined the University of Wales as a founder member. (Prior to this students had been submitted for examinations of the University of London).

Past professors include R. Geraint Gruffydd and Bobi Jones.

In 1989 the College of Librarianship Wales in Llanbadarn became the University's Department of Information and Library Studies. In 1996, the Welsh Agricultural College also merged with the University to create the Institute of Rural Studies.

Geography

The main campus of the university is situated on Penglais Hill, overlooking the town of Aberystwyth and Cardigan Bay. Just below is the National Library of Wales. The original university building, next to the sea, is still used and is known as "Old College". A further campus is located to the east of Aberystwyth in the small village of Llanbadarn Fawr this campus hosts courses in Information and Library Studies, Agriculture and other land-based studies.

Departments

  • Art
  • Biological Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • English
  • European Languages
  • Geography & Earth Sciences
  • History & Welsh History
  • Information Studies
  • International Politics
  • Law
  • School of Education & Lifelong Learning
  • School of Management & Business
  • Mathematical and Physical Sciences
  • Rural Sciences
  • Sport & Exercise Science
  • Theatre, Film & Television Studies
  • Welsh

Alumni

See also

External links

no:University of Wales, Aberystwyth cy:Prifysgol Cymru, Aberystwyth

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