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.

About Us

The Welsh Government is the devolved Government for Wales. We are working to help improve the lives of the people of Wales and make our nation a better place in which to live and work. The Welsh Government consists of: The First Minister, Welsh ministers, the Counsel General and Deputy Ministers. They are supported by civil servants who work across devolved areas that include key areas of public life such as health, education and the environment. We have offices across Wales and in 7 countries across the world, including Brussels with a primary focus on EU matters.

Latest Updates

  • 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.