Welsh Secretary visits Swansea University

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The Secretary of State for Wales, David Jones has visited Swansea University to see first-hand how the university is underlining its status as a leader in science and innovation.

Mr Jones visited the College of Engineering where he viewed the SMaRT (Swansea Materials Research and Testing) facilities, and was briefed on their work with Rolls Royce.

He also visited the Digital Technium where business leaders are taking part in LEAD Wales – a leadership development programme designed to equip Small and Medium Enterprises with the skills needs to take their businesses to the next level.

Professor Richard B. Davies, Vice Chancellor of Swansea University said:“The SMaRT (Swansea Materials Research and Testing) ,facility is a collaboration between Rolls Royce and Swansea University that serves Rolls-Royce and other clients’ needs for creep and fatigue testing of new and existing materials that are used in the aerospace and aero engine industries. It conducts a mixture of advanced academic research and commercial industrial testing and analysis. 

Secretary of State for Wales visit“Unprecedented levels of investment in new staff and our research infrastructure have included state-of-the-art developments on campus and structural changes within our academic Colleges, to foster an environment in which world-class research can flourish alongside industrial partners who are able to commercialize some of the new ideas and innovations.”

Secretary of State for Wales, David Jones and Vice Chancellor of Swansea University, Richard B. Davies.