Professor Medwin Hughes, DL, is the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and the University of Wales. These two historic institutions have been at the heart of Welsh educational and cultural life since 1828. He is the longest-serving Vice-Chancellor in Wales and has played a significant role in the reconfiguration of higher education within the country.
A graduate of Aberystwyth University and of Jesus College, Oxford, his primary area of scholarly interests lie in the study of education, religious literature, interfaith and inter-cultural dialogue.
He has served as the Deputy Chair of the Welsh Language Board and on numerous advisory committees of the Welsh Government and of the Council of Europe with regard to educational and cultural policy initiatives. He is the founding member of the International Foundation for Interfaith and Intercultural Dialogue and undertakes extensive work with international and intergovernmental organisations in furthering research and cooperation between different faith traditions.
He was appointed as a Welsh Supernumerary Fellow of Jesus College Oxford and is also a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales and the Royal Society of Arts. He was the High Sheriff of Dyfed for 2016-17. He also serves as a Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Dyfed, Wales.