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 Catherine Marston

Policy Workshop on Territorial Inequalities, Cohesion Policy and Spatial Justice in Europe

The IMAJINE Horizon 2020 project co-ordinated by Aberystwyth University is holding a Policy Workshop on Wednesday 23 March at Wales House, Brussels to consider key questions in relation to spatial justice, Cohesion Policy, migration and territorial inequalities in Europe now and in the future. The event will also be live-streamed.

  • By Catherine Marston

Sustainable Agriculture for the 21st Century

The National Research Networks Wales are holding an online event highlighting research taking place in Wales which is helping to deliver agricultural systems fit for the 21st Century. The event aims to create connections between researchers, industry partners and other stakeholders to consider potential Horizon Europe funding opportunities. More details through this link: https://sustainable-agriculture.b2match.io/