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University of Wales, Swansea
|University of Wales, Swansea|
|Welsh: Prifysgol Cymru Abertawe|
|Chancellor||HRH The Duke of Edinburgh|
|Vice-Chancellor||Professor Richard B. Davies|
|Location||Swansea, United Kingdom|
|Member of||University of Wales|
The University of Wales, Swansea was founded in 1920 as University College, Swansea, the fourth college of the University of Wales, following the report of the Haldane Commission into University Education in Wales. It is located on the north coast of Swansea Bay, east of the Gower Peninsula, just outside the city of Swansea - the second largest city in Wales. Swansea has recently adopted the public name of Swansea University and applied for its own degree awarding powers in 2001, although these have not yet been granted.
As of 2004, the university had over 10,300 students. In the past year, it has undergone major restructuring, expanding popular areas such as History, English and Computing but controversially closing the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, the Centre for Development Studies and the Department of Philosophy. The Department of Chemistry has also ceased to take undergraduate students, although it continues to carry out research and post-graduate teaching.
- University of Wales, Swansea website - English
- University of Wales, Swansea website - Cymraeg (Welsh)
- Swansea University Computer Society website
- Swansea University Student's Union (SUSU) website
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