The University of Exeter has accepted an invitation to join the Russell Group of leading research-led universities.

University of Exeter to join Russell Group

The University of Exeter is delighted to announce that it has accepted an invitation to join the Russell Group of leading research-led universities.

Professor Sir Steve Smith, Vice-Chancellor of Exeter, said: "The Russell Group is now the natural home for Exeter.

"This is great news for our staff, students and graduates and reflects all the hard work that has gone into strengthening the University of Exeter over the past ten years.

"As well as greatly enhancing our national and international profile, the presence of a Russell Group University on the South West peninsula is excellent news for our region."

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

Exeter is one of four universities invited to join the Russell Group, the others being Durham, Queen Mary and York.

Date: 12 March 2012

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