Aberystwyth University, established in 1872, was the first University in Wales. Located on the west coast of Wales, it has an unrivalled natural environment which attracts people from across the world.
Though established by and for the people of Wales, Aberystwyth University has always been aware of its global responsibilities – as evidenced in their motto ‘Nid Byd, Byd heb wybodaeth’ – ‘A world without knowledge is no world at all’.
Innovation is a tradition for Aberystwyth University, and they were the first in the world to offer courses in International Politics, Strategic Studies, Welsh and Agriculture. A pioneer of higher education for all, Aberystwyth University was amongst the first in Britain to award degrees to women.
At Aberystwyth, students and staff work together to embrace a culture of curiosity which ensures a supportive environment for all teaching, learning and research, and pride themselves on being a University small enough for people to know one another, to foster interaction across disciplines, and to be agile and flexible in a changing and challenging world.