With innovative programmes such as the National Cyber Security Academy, where students work on live industry projects from day one of their undergraduate degree, and partnerships with tech leaders such as Microsoft at our further education colleges, Wales is producing business ready talent.

3,500 students each year leave our 8 Universities and 14 Further Education colleges in Wales with qualifications in ICT. 

We pride ourselves on our quality education. We have 30 centres of excellence, 91 departments rated 4 star and above for research and 65 departments listed as excellent for teaching quality. With international recognition across numerous fields, there is the opportunity to enhance your capability.

Industry & Academic collaboration projects can be funded using the Wales Smart Cymru programme.

Centres of excellence include:


National Cyber Security Academy

An initiative of the Welsh Government and the University of South Wales (USW), the National Cyber Security Academy is training tomorrow’s cyber experts. Students work on real-word projects set by partners including Thales, Airbus and Cisco. 


Centre for Cyber Security Research

The Centre for Cyber Security Research at Cardiff University is developing cutting-edge machine-learning algorithms and artificial intelligence to detect cyber threats. It has been designated an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research by the the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).


Cyber Threats Research Centre

Swansea University’s Cyber Threats Research Centre (CYTREC) is a new multidiciplinary school, bringing together experts from law, criminology, political science, linguistics and psychology to counter online threats.


Information Security Research Group 

The Information Security Research Group at USW has an international reputation in network security, computer forensics and threat analysis. It’s one of only a few centres able to carry out network forensics for the UK government. 


National Digital Exploitation Centre

The National Digital Exploitation Centre (NDEC) is a new £20million Welsh Government partnership with global tech company Thales. Its research labs will enable SMEs to develop new cyber security products and services. It will also include an Advanced Cyber Institute, partnering with USW, and a Digital Education Centre to train SMEs, schools and individuals.


Airbus Endeavr Wales

Airbus Endeavr Wales is a Welsh Government/Airbus joint-venture company to fund research proposals in priority areas: protecting the factory of the future; industrial internet of things; next-generation cyber defence; human factors of cyber security; and security of big data and the cloud.

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