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

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 Heidi Johansson

The Business of Biorefining

AberInnovation, which is part of Aberystwyth University, is organising an interactive webinar on Wednesday 14 April with two BEACON biorefining experts.

  • By Hilary Webb

The importance of the EU regions to Welsh Innovation - A practical approach

To mark St David's Day, Wales' national holiday, a discussion will take place on the subject of Welsh innovation, particularly in relation to its collaboration with EU partners. 

  • 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.