Top French honour for Swansea University European expert

Huw Morris, Academic Registrar at Swansea University, has been awarded the prestigious Order des Palmes Academiques by the French Government for his work in promoting links between European Universities.

Founded by Emperor Napoleon to honour eminent members of the University of Paris, the Order des Palmes Academiques is also given to individuals outside France who have made an outstanding contribution to French national education and culture.

In selecting Huw to be a recipient of the medal, the French government has recognised his role in promoting joint postgraduate degrees between Welsh and French Higher Education Institutions, such Swansea and the University of Avignon. The award also acknowledges his tireless work in support of the Bologna process, which fosters links between European universities.

Huw was presented with his medal, along with other distinguished academics, cultural and educational experts, by the Director of the French Institute at a ceremony held in London.

Huw with his medal at the French Institute

Students in the Department of Languages, Translation and Media have benefited enormously from the valuable links Huw has helped to create with European institutions. We’re delighted that his contribution to internationalisation at Swansea University has been honoured by the French government.     

Details of our MA in Translation with Language Technology, which is Bologna compliant and fully recognised around Europe, are available here.

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