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Minister defends ‘strong tradition’ of free speech at universities

Image: National Assembly for Wales [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Welsh education minister backs universities and reveals thoughts on tuition fees and student exchange plans

Universities in Wales are already “absolutely committed” to free speech, the Welsh education minister has argued in contrast to the UK government, which has warned universities are not doing enough to support the principle.

Speaking to Research Professional News, Jeremy Miles, the education and Welsh language minister for Wales, said he wanted universities to continue to ensure “a range of opinions are discussed and debated and challenged”, something institutions are already “absolutely…committed to”.

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