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  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Russell Group of Universities
The Russell Group of Universities is an informal representative body for certain research-led British universities.
The group presents itself as a kind of Ivy League of prestigious universities, though some top research universities (notably the University of Durham and the University of York) are not members.
The group's purpose is to represent the views of their institutions (especially in lobbying government and parliament) and to commission reports to support their case.
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  Russell Group - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Russell Group of universities is a self-selected group of large research-led British universities; 18 of its 19 members are in the top 20 in terms of research funding.
Unlike the Russell Group of universities, most of America's best universities are privately funded; as a result, these institutions do not have the same interest in forming a lobby group as UK universities, which are all state-funded, with the exception of the University of Buckingham.
The group is chaired by Professor Michael Sterling, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Birmingham.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Russell_Group_of_Universities   (1080 words)

  
 Russell Group: About
The Russell Group is an Association of leading UK research-intensive Universities committed to maintaining the highest standards of research, education and knowledge transfer.
Russell Group Universities provide over 60% by value of university R and D funded by both the public and private sectors, and they are at the forefront of business spin off and IPR licensing.
Russell Group Universities are also of sufficient scale to be able to support those minority subjects which are of such strategic importance to the nation.
www.russellgroup.ac.uk /about.html   (849 words)

  
 University of Cambridge - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The University of Cambridge in England is a British university.
The universities of Oxford and Cambridge, often referred to together as Oxbridge, vie to be seen as the strongest overall university in the UK (see Oxbridge rivalry).
Both universities are members of the Russell Group of Universities (a network of large, research-led British universities), the Coimbra Group (an association of leading European universities) and the LERU (League of European Research Universities).
open-encyclopedia.com /University_of_Cambridge   (1454 words)

  
 Russell Group of Universities: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com - All about Russell Group of Universities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Russell Group of Universities is an informal representative body for certain research-led British universities.
The group presents itself as a kind of Ivy League of prestigious universities, though some top research universities (notably the University of Durham and the University of York) are not members.
The group's purpose is to represent the views of their institutions (especially in lobbying government and parliament) and to commission reports to support their case.
www.encyclopedian.com /ru/Russell-Group-of-Universities.html   (189 words)

  
 Russell Group: Home
The Russell Group is an association of 20 major research-intensive universities of the United Kingdom.
In 2004/5, Russell Group Universities accounted for 65% (over £1.8billion) of UK Universities' research grant and contract income, 56% of all doctorates awarded in the United Kingdom, and over 30% of all students studying in the United Kingdom from outside the EU.
The aims and objectives of The Russell Group are to promote the interests of Universities in which teaching and learning are undertaken within a culture of research excellence, and to identify and disseminate new thinking and ideas about the organisation and management of such institutions.
www.russellgroup.ac.uk   (259 words)

  
 University of Cambridge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
In addition, both are members of the Russell Group of Universities (a network of large, research-led British universities), the Coimbra Group (an association of leading European universities) and the LERU (League of European Research Universities).
Although the university now offers courses in a large number of subjects, it had a particularly strong emphasis on Mathematics up until the early 19th century, and study of this subject was compulsory for graduation.
Representing the university in certain sports entitles the athlete to apply for a blue at the discretion of a Blues Committee consisting of the captains of the thirteen most prestigious sports.
www.bidprobe.com /en/wikipedia/u/un/university_of_cambridge.html   (1304 words)

  
 Press Release | About EDUCAUSE | EDUCAUSE
It is one of the leading research-based universities in the United Kingdom and it teaches and undertakes research in all the major disciplines.
The University attracts students of high quality and has academic staff of distinction, many of whom are recognized as international leaders in their fields.
They are one of the UK’s leading universities and teaching quality assessments rate their teaching very highly over a wide range of subjects with 35 departments ranked in the top two grades, 5 and 5*.
www.educause.edu /PressReleases/1176&ID=1342   (919 words)

  
 Russell Group - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
This is probably because most (but not all) of America's best universities are privately funded, so these institutions would not have the same interest in forming a lobby group as UK universities who are all state funded.
However, many (including journalists) fail to realise that the Russell Group does not include smaller prestigious institutions such as the Universities of York and Durham.
Unlike the Ivy League, all of the Russell Group universities are state-funded.
www.butte-silverbow.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Russell_Group   (1144 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Russell-Group-of-Universities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The group is often wrongly presented in the media, as a kind of British Ivy League, representing the interests of Britain's prestigious universities, although the group does not include some top British universities.
The Group's Executive Director is Mr Michael Carr, Registrar, The University of Liverpool.
The Russell Group institutions received 65% of the total HEFCE research funding allocation, with the 'Golden Triangle' again accounting for over 40% of the Russel Group total.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Russell_Group_of_Universities   (1054 words)

  
 Russell Group announces UCL Provost Malcolm Grant as next Chairman
The Russell Group today announced that Professor Malcolm Grant, President and Provost of UCL (University College London) is to take over as Chairman of the Group from Professor Michael Sterling, Vice Chancellor of the University of Birmingham, when Professor Sterling’s term of office ends on 30 June 2006.
The Group wishes specifically to promote and support the contribution of top-level university research to national economic growth and innovation, and also to represent more clearly in an increasingly competitive global environment the value of the very high quality research-based education provided by its members.
The Russell Group is an association of 19 major research-intensive universities of the United Kingdom.
www.ucl.ac.uk /media/library/russell   (610 words)

  
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British universities; 18 of its 19 members are in the top 20 in terms of research funding.
The group is often presented in the media, and is perceived internationally, as a kind of British Ivy League, representing the interests of Britain's prestigious universities.
Russell Square, London, generally shortly before meetings of Universities UK (formerly known as Committee of Vice Chancellors and Principals, or CVCP) in Tavistock Square.
en-cyclopedia.com /wiki/Russell_Group   (751 words)

  
 Russell Group: Lambert Review — Response from the Russell Group
Of course the Group fully supports the need for universities of international standing and which are competing in a global HE environment to benchmark and to compare best practice and performance internationally.
Universities vary in their histories, in their size and complexity, in their vision of what they are seeking to create and preserve, and in their sense of their own character and ideals.
The Russell Group is not seeking merely to preserve the status quo.
www.russellgroup.ac.uk /news/2004/lambert-review-response-from-the-russell-group.html   (778 words)

  
 University_College_London   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
It is also one of the oldest higher education institutions in the UK and a member of the Russell Group of Universities.
Within the Russell Group it is part of the 'G5' sub-group of 'super-elite' universities, along with Oxford, Cambridge,LSE and Imperial.
However it was not until 1836, when the University of London was established, that the college was legally recognised and granted the power to award degrees of the University of London.
www.usedaudiparts.com /search.php?title=University_College_London   (1701 words)

  
 About The University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh is a member of a number of prestigious national and international organisations.
Formed in 1994 at a meeting convened in the Hotel Russell, London, The Russell Group is an association of 19 major research-intensive universities from the UK.
Universities Scotland exists to provide services to its members and to represent, promote and campaign for the Scottish higher education sector.
www.ed.ac.uk /about/affiliations   (367 words)

  
 UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Within the Russell Group it is part of the 'G5' sub-group of 'super-elite' universities, along with Oxford, Cambridge, LSE and Imperial.
UCL was founded in 1826 under the name "University of London" as an alternative to the strictly religious universities of Oxford and Cambridge.
In 1907 the University of London was reconstituted and many of the colleges, including UCL, lost their separate legal existence.
www.flowergods.com /University_College_London   (1936 words)

  
 Russell Group of Universities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Russell Group of Universities is a self-selected group of large research-led British universities, with 18 of the 19 members being in the top 20 in terms of size of research funding.
The group is often presented in the media as a kind of Ivy League, representing the interests of Britain's prestigious universities.
Cardiff comes in 19th, with non-Russell Group institutions Leicester in 18th and Queen Mary in 20th, Overall, the Russell Group had over 60% of the total research income of HE institutions in the UK.
portaljuice.com /russell_group_of_universities.html   (473 words)

  
 Education | Russell group applauds higher white paper
The Russell group of leading research-intensive universities today welcomed the government's white paper on higher education, which proposes top-up fees and more concentration of research funding.
In contrast to new university heads, who expressed concern about losing research funding and the creation of a two-tier system, the vice-chancellors of the 16 English Russell group universities called the white paper "a welcome step in the future development of higher education in England".
The Russell group statement is tactfully silent on the proposal, but stressed members were "already committed to fairness and social justice and are very active in their delivery in the university context".
education.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,4594063-101350,00.html   (705 words)

  
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The University of Edinburgh was founded in 1583 in a period of rapid development in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The University of Edinburgh is a member of the Russell Group of large, research-led British universities.
Students at the university are represented by the Edinburgh University Students' Association, EUSA, comprising Edinburgh University Union (EUU) which was founded in 1889 and the Student Representative Council (SRC), founded in 1884 by Robert Fitzroy Bell.
en-cyclopedia.com /wiki/University_of_Edinburgh   (667 words)

  
 wikien.info: Main_Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The University grew slowly until the 1950s, when new buildings were constructed and student numbers increased to their present levels.
The University of Sheffield Union of Students is the largest in the UK, with two bars, three club venues, nearly one hundred student societies and a turnover of around £8,000,000.
A union group publishes the Steel Press newspaper fortnightly, while another runs the [Sure FM] radio station, which usually broadcasts city-wide for two months a year and throughout the Union building for the rest of the year and is currently attempting to obtain a permanent year-round license to broadcast on AM radio.
www.alanaditescili.net /index.php?title=Sheffield_University   (717 words)

  
 The Oxford Group Connection
The Oxford Group and their principles were carried to the United States so that in both New York City and Akron, Ohio an Oxford Group was in place and functioning when Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith hit their respective bottoms.
These two groups would befriend and teach their principles to our co-founders before they ever met, and then go on to host the fledgling groups of newly dry and nameless drunks as they came together.
Russell's book, "For Sinners Only", described his journey from prodigal son to the Oxford Group and became a best seller in the early 1930s in England and the United States, and was printed in eight languages.
www.recovery.org /aa/misc/oxford.html   (3771 words)

  
 EducationGuardian.co.uk | Students | Sorry, you can't afford a degree
Its chancellor, Chris Patten, thinks that universities should be able to charge whatever fees they like to undergraduates, as they do for postgraduates, otherwise the decline of top universities will be "ineluctable" (a wonderful Oxford word).
Depending on the audience, it sometimes means Oxford and Cambridge, sometimes half a dozen ancient universities, and sometimes all 19 members of the Russell group.
The Russell group universities distinguish themselves by claiming to be "research-intensive" - that is, to have a bigger proportion of research, and a smaller one of teaching, than the rest.
www.guardian.co.uk /Education/students/tuitionfees/story/0,12757,1410605,00.html   (902 words)

  
 Bristol University - Standard & Poors UK Universities Conference
The vision of a university is not just teaching and research but encompasses many aspects, such as future size, its relationship with its locality and region, its international profile and its areas of excellence.
If you want to be a university of international calibre, you need to have people of international calibre on your governing body, people who are behind that ambition and who can realise it, and assist and advise on the realisation of it.
This is not whingeing; merely a statement of the facts of life in universities at the moment, a situation facing many sectors outside of higher education.
www.bristol.edu /university/vc/uk-universities-conference.html   (3222 words)

  
 EducationGuardian.co.uk | higher news | Interview horror - the movie
The main function of a university prospectus these days is to look good in the vice-chancellor's office.
The university could happily close down its website, pulp its prospectus and reduce its admissions office to an automated answerphone service, and all its undergraduate courses would still be hopelessly over-subscribed.
Straight As are generally the minimum requirement, though the university has been known to offer a little leeway for some state school applicants.
education.guardian.co.uk /higher/news/story/0,9830,1594237,00.html   (1002 words)

  
 University College London -[ruv.net : Information Portal]-   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
It was originally the University of London itself, the term "University College" being generic at the time.
It is a member of the Russell Group of Universities.
UCL is the third oldest university in England, after the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge.
www.artpolitic.org /infopedia/uc/UCL.html   (416 words)

  
 About the 1994 Group   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The 1994 Group of universities are small and medium-sized universities, built on a human scale.
The 1994 Group universities have a long history of welcoming and educating students from abroad.
Some focus on the laboratory sciences, others on the social sciences or the humanities; each offers some specialist disciplines and facilities not available elsewhere and each is influenced by their particular location, whether it is London, a large industrial city or a traditional cathedral-and-campus town in a more rural setting.
www.1994group.ac.uk /level1/About.htm   (286 words)

  
 COIMBRA GROUP FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Founded in 1985 and formally constituted by Charter in 1987, the Coimbra_Group is a network of European universities which gathers 39 of the older universities, including Oxford, Cambridge, Salamanca, Bristol, Leuven/Louvain, Montpellier, Uppsala, Göttingen, Heidelberg, Jagiellonian, Dublin, Bologna, Siena, Leiden, Coimbra, Barcelona and Granada.
The group took its name from one of the oldest universities in Europe, the University_of_Coimbra, Portugal.
It is also the purpose of the Group to influence European educational policy and to develop best practice through the mutual exchange of experience.
www.bellabuds.com /Coimbra_Group   (193 words)

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