Russell Group of Universities
The Russell Group represent 24 research intensive UK universities who have a shared commitment and focus to research and outstanding teaching and learning experiences. The group was originally founded in 1994 and you'll find them all at the top of the UK rankings, as well as some global league tables. The main reason for getting together was to petition the government to make decisions in the interests of member universities on issues such as funding and research. The group got its name from the Russell Hotel in London, where they used to meet. These universities believe people and ideas are the key to meeting global challenges. Through world-class research and education they are helping to create a dynamic economy, stronger communities and a better future for the UK.
Russell Group universities have huge social, economic and cultural impacts locally, across the UK and around the globe.They produce more than two-thirds of the world-leading research produced in UK universities and support more than 260,000 jobs across the country.
List of Russell Group Universities
There are currently 24 universities within the Russell Group: -
1. University of Birmingham
2. University of Bristol
3. University of Cambridge
4. Cardiff University
5. Durham University
13. London School of Economics & Political Science
17. University of Oxford
18. Queen Mary, University of London
19. Queen's University Belfast