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University of South Wales officially launched

11 April 2013 Last updated at 20:32 BST

A new university, the largest higher education institution in Wales, has been officially launched.

The University of South Wales has been created by the merger of Glamorgan and Newport universities.

It is the sixth largest university in the UK, with about 33,500 students and includes campuses in Cardiff, as well as Newport and Treforest.

University heads say they hope its size will benefit students and let it invest in new courses and facilities.

Education correspondent Arwyn Jones reports.

Largest uni opens doors after merger