Russell Group universities produce vast majority of UK's world-leading research
Results from the Research Excellence Framework, a thorough assessment of UK universities' research, has shown that 68% of the UK's top-rated, world-leading research is conducted within the 24 Russell Group universities. Despite accounting for just 15% of higher education institutions in the UK, our universities are responsible for 68% of the research deemed to have had outstanding impact in terms of its reach and significance.
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Research Excellence Framework
Results from the Research Excellence Framework show that Russell Group universities are responsible for the vast majority of UK's world-leading research