The Russell Group represents 24 leading UK universities. We believe people and ideas are the key to meeting global challenges.

Through world-class research and education we are helping to create a dynamic economy, stronger communities and a better future for the UK.

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We ensure policy development across a wide range of higher education issues is underpinned by a robust evidence base. This work currently spans six main areas:

For students

Russell Group universities provide undergraduate and postgraduate students with outstanding opportunities to learn, develop, and realise their full potential in a research-intensive environment.

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For business

Businesses, charities and other organisations can access our universities’ world-class research, expertise and facilities to raise their performance and competitiveness.

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