Definition of Russell Group in English:

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Russell Group

An association of UK universities regarded as having the highest academic standards.
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  • Universities, including elite Russell Group universities, are themselves open to accusations of grade inflation.
  • Some in the elite Russell Group of universities have already discussed what fees they would like.
  • Researchers found those who had attended a Russell Group institution could expect to earn 6% more than graduates of newer universities.


1990s: from the name of the Hotel Russell in Russell Square, London, where representatives of the universities first met.

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