The BBC report that an academic has called for an independent inquiry into the abolition of the University of Wales.
They say that Dafydd Glyn Jones says the university’s governing council acted unconstitutionally when it dissolved the university without first consulting its graduates. And he says the university’s demise has put its assets in jeopardy.
He is concerned about four institutions that come under the UoW’s wing: the University of Wales Press, the University of Wales Dictionary, the Gregynog Hall conference centre in Powys and the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies:
But vice chancellor Prof Medwin Hughes defended the council’s actions, saying they met the recommendations of the McCormick review which said the university had become dependant on income from validating courses in overseas colleges.
He said: “I am completely confident that the university’s council has acted in an appropriate manner, and reacted in line with the Welsh government’s policy, and specifically, in line with the recommendations of the McCormick report which was presented to the government’s cabinet.”