North East Wales Institute of Higher Education
With local government reorganisation and the continuing demand for high quality education it soon became necessary to merge the three main colleges of the County of Clwyd: Denbighshire Technical College, Cartrefle Teacher Training College (situated at the other end of Wrexham) and Kelsterton College in Connah's Quay near Chester.
The resulting North East Wales Institute of Higher Education became one of the largest colleges of its kind in Britain with over 9,000 students and an annual budget in 1975 of £5 million.
The College grew both in the number of students and in reputation as its expertise became sought after throughout the world.
It was at this time that NEWI undertook a great deal of international work helping to develop such places of learning as Khartoum Polytechnic, the National University of Lesotho and the Oman Technical Industrial College. It also established an equipment support system for all the universities and polytechnics in Nigeria and Pakistan.