WHEB represents all of the Welsh Universities and aims to promote the high standard of higher education and research that exists in Wales as well as to create links with other stakeholders and institutions. Having an office in Brussels allows Welsh universities access to the day-to-day business of policy-making in Brussels as well as to a network of potential partners and funding opportunities. With the best interests of higher education and research in Wales at heart, WHEB strives to ensure that Welsh Universities are suitably represented in the European Union.

Latest Updates

  • By Hilary Webb

Successful ERRIN - EC dialogue on Mission Starfish

On 18 June ERRIN’s Blue Growth Working Group organised together with the Mission Starfish Secretariat a dialogue on the role of regions in area-based lighthouses anticipated in the Mission. It was an opportunity for ERRIN members to come together with those working on the Mission and its implementation plan to discuss potential lighthouse activities, their scale and governance.

  • By Hilary Webb

Launch of International Learning Exchange Programme for Wales

Following the UK Government's decision to withdraw from the Erasmus+ scheme, the Welsh Government has announced the development of the International Learning Exchange Programme for Wales. The scheme will support learners and staff from, studying or working in Wales to continue to benefit from international exchanges in a similar way to opportunities previously presented by the Erasmus+ programme.

  • By Hilary Webb

Welsh universities support the local and national response

Through the long-running Civic Mission programme, Wales' universities are using their expertise, experience and resources to support local and national responses during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha


Solid-state lighting has driven reductions in electricity consumption, CO2 emissions and material waste. Indeed, its growth has facilitated the emergence of new and high value signage and lighting products, and newer developments are projected as printable lighting technologies mature. Currently, lighting elements are being installed/located, and not integrated, on the substrate materials.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

The Clwstwr programme: Where ideas thrive

Clwstwr is an innovation programme designed to embed R&D and innovation in the Welsh screen sector. The Clwstwr team is keen to make new connections with European partners and discuss potential academic or industrial collaborations.

  • By Catherine Marston

Africa-EU-UK research collaborations: emerging opportunities and prior learning for water and resilience research

Cardiff University is hosting a virtual event focusing on research collaborations involving the African Union, the EU and the UK in the area of water and resilience research.