Grŵp Dydd Gwyl Dewi Saint David's Day Group

Crosscutting Themes

The St David’s Day Group of Universities leads on a number of research and innovation initiatives across Wales. The Group engages with businesses and industry to deliver solutions to real life problems.

Wales Institute of Mathematical and Computational Sciences (WIMCS)

The formation of The Wales Institute of Mathematical and Computational Sciences (WIMCS) brings together individuals and groups in mathematical and computational sciences in Wales to provide the critical mass of high quality researchers who will achieve international recognition for mathematical research excellence. The aim of the Institute is to enhance the standing of mathematics and computation in Wales, to foster links with industry, commerce and business, to generate substantial research funding and to provide a forum for education and public awareness of the mathematical sciences. Furthermore, it will provide the foundation for a mathematical sciences base to support inter-disciplinary research projects. To find out more please visit

Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD)

WISERD is a collaborative venture between the Universities of Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff, South Wales and Swansea. The strategic aim of WISERD is to establish itself as a sustainable research institute built on the active engagement of social science staff from across the Welsh HE sector and the involvement of a complex set of audiences/users in the public and private sectors. To find out more about WISERD visit

High Performance Computing Wales (HPC Wales)

High Performance Computing Wales (HPC Wales) is a £40million five-year project to give businesses and universities involved in commercially focussed research across Wales access to the most advanced and evolving computing technology available. HPC Wales will invest in state-of-the-art computing technology, infrastructure and facilities on a pan-Wales basis, high level skills development and training and provide tailor made support services to business. The availability of this technology is set to have a major impact on the Welsh economy, on business competitiveness, on innovation, high value R&D in higher education institutions and skills development. It is set to create more than 400 jobs across key industry sectors. For further information please see