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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. Their concerns are to lead the UK's research effort; to maximise income; to attract the best staff and students; to reduce government interference; and to exploit their collaborative advantage.

The group is so named because meetings take place at the Russell Hotel in Russell Square[?], London, generally shortly before Committee of Vice Chancellors and Principals[?] (CVCP) meetings in Tavistock Square.

See also .

The self-selected members are:

See also: 94 Group, Aldwych Group, British Universities, Coalition of Modern Universities, Red Brick university.

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