—  From 23 to 25th November 2023  —


Barcelona , 23-25th November 2023


Medwin Hughes

Founding President of Global Futures Initiative

Vice Chancellor of University of Wales TSD, Chair of Wales Church, and Founding President of Global Futures Initiative. He was responsible for the largest ever single HE merger in Wales, bringing together four universities and two Tertiary Colleges into an unified structure.  His tenacity addressed the historic issues of the national University of Wales in a period where the reputational name of ‘Wales’ and the HE sector had been brought into disrepute.  He was responsible for safeguarding some of the nation’s key cultural assets which were at risk of being lost forever – the University of Wales Press, the National Dictionary of Wales, the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies and Gregynog Press. He has been a strong ambassador for the promotion of the Welsh language both in HE and in public life throughout Wales.  His proactive role in supporting the mainstreaming of the Welsh language covers over 30 years of engagement. A longstanding supporter of inclusive education he has driven several initiatives which have promoted intercultural equity across Wales.