University of dundee russell group

University of dundee russell group

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      The Russell Group represents 24 leading UK universities which are committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience and unrivalled links with business and the public sector.

Our research-intensive, world-class universities play an important part in the intellectual life of the UK and have huge social, economic and cultural impacts locally, across the UK and around the globe.

While our member universities have histories varying in length from 50 years to nearly 1,000, the Russell Group itself is a newer body, whose board members – the heads of the Russell Group universities – first began to meet in 1994. It was set up as a professional, incorporated organisation in 2007 following the appointment of Dr Wendy Piatt as its first Director General and Chief Executive.

The aim of the organisation is to help ensure that our universities have the optimum conditions in which to flourish and continue to make social, economic and cultural impacts through their world-leading research and teaching. We provide strategy, policy development, intelligence, communications and advocacy for our member institutions.

Find out more about the Russell Group, including facts and figures about our members, in our Profile publication.

University of dundee russell group

Our universities

    The 24 research-intensive, world-class universities that make up the Russell Group are all unique institutions, each with its own history and ethos, but they share some distinguishing characteristics.

Our members are committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience and unrivalled links with business and the public sector.

Russell Group universities play an important part in the intellectual life of the UK and have huge social, economic and cultural impacts locally, across the UK and around the globe. Between them they produce more than two-thirds of the world-leading research produced in UK universities, support over 300,000 jobs across the country and have a total economic output of more than £32 billion every year. Last year, more than 404,000 undergraduates and over 192,000 postgraduates were studying at a Russell Group university.

University of dundee russell group

They are global institutions, attracting students and staff from around the world, and working with major multinational businesses and international organisations. Thirty-eight percent of academic staff and 28% of students are of non-UK nationality, attracted to our universities by the quality, relevance and reputation of the research groups and departments they join.