The Department of Computer Science at Swansea University is now in the UK top 8 for overall student satisfaction, according to the results of the latest National Student Survey (NSS).
Computer Science is also celebrating the largest intake of undergraduate students yet, as the department prepares to move to a new multi-million pound world-class facility for the coming academic year, the Computational Foundry.
The new £32.5 million world-class Computational Science facility will act as a beacon for research collaborations and will look to attract leading researchers to Wales, placing Swansea at the heart of a thriving regional ecosystem of digital companies and research.
Professor Alan Dix, Director of the Computatinal Foundry, comments: “I am thrilled to see the NSS results with Swansea leading in terms of student experience alongside world-leading computational research.
This result is a testament to the enthusiasm and dedication of teaching staff in the Computational Foundry, who are also reaching out to schools across Wales in a number of initiatives to increase access to the highest quality of computational and digital education.
In the coming academic year we move into the new Computational Foundry building, which offers even greater potential for students to engage with the leading edge of computational knowledge, but in a context that looks outwards to wider society and industry, forging a better future for all.”
The Computational Foundry is backed by £17m from the European Regional Development Fund and will drive research into computational and mathematical sciences and make Wales a global destination for computational scientists and industrial partners.
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- Julia Harrison