Welcome to Academi Hywel Teifi

Academi Hywel Teifi is a very special institution established by Swansea University in 2010 in memory of the University's former Welsh Professor and one of the nation's greats, Professor Hywel Teifi Edwards. The Academy is a unique organisation and the body that is greater than the sum of its parts which are three specific units:

As well as empowering the status and use of the Welsh language, Academi Hywel Teifi's vision is to support students of all ages and educational, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds to learn Welsh or develop their skills in the language. It also works to promote the opportunities and benefits of studying through the medium of Welsh, together with presenting and celebrating its culture. Providing education in the Welsh language is at the core of Swansea University's work and strategy because of the institution's leading role in contemporary Wales, its regional and national responsibility, and its statutory responsibility.

Find out more about Academi Hywel Teifi

The Academi's work is divided into three themes - Learn, Develop and Celebrate. Click on the themes below to learn about the work we do. 


Find out more about Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses with Welsh-medium provision, the Swansea University Branch of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol and the opportunities available to Welsh speaking students.


Find out more about Academi Hywel Teifi's range of cultural and arts activities, as well as lifelong learning courses in the community and a regular series of lectures and public seminars. Also learn about our innovative projects that benefit the Welsh language. 


Academi Hywel Teifi is a unique institute established by Swansea University in 2010 in memory of Professor Hywel Teifi Edwards, a former Professor of Welsh at the university and one of the nation's greats. Academi Hywel Teifi presents a variety of cultural activities and events to enrich the culture of Wales and the Welsh language as well as organising the University's presence at Welsh-medium national events.