12.03.12


Statement on 1994 Group membership

Professor Michael Farthing, Chair of the 1994 Group and Vice Chancellor of the University of Sussex has responded to the news that four of the Group’s members are to depart.

 

Professor Farthing said:

 

“It is disappointing that these institutions have decided to leave the 1994 Group, but I wish them well in their new mission group. Like all members of the 1994 Group they are excellent institutions with global reputations. It is a mark of pride that they have been able to build on these reputations through 1994 Group membership.

 

“The 1994 Group continues to represent some of the worlds best higher education institutions. Each believes that outstanding research informs excellent teaching to deliver the highest quality student experiences. This commitment to the student experience is the principle which our members came together to champion, and it is one we will continue to uphold.”

 

ENDS

 

Media Contact:
Mark Fuller

0207 872 5596

07952 286 223

mark.fuller@1994group.co.uk

 

Notes to Editors:


1.    The 1994 Group represents the UK’s leading student-focused research-intensive universities. It was established in 1994 to promote excellence in University research and teaching.

 

2.  9 of the top 20 universities in the Guardian University Guide 2012 league tables are 1994 Group members. 5 of the top 20 universities in the 2012 Sunday Times University League Table are 1994 Group members. 6 of the top 20 universities in the 2012 Complete University Guide are 1994 Group members. The University of Bath is the Sunday Times University of the year.


3. The 1994 Group represents: University of Bath, Birkbeck University of London,  University of East Anglia, University of Essex,  Goldsmiths University of London, Institute of Education University of London, Royal Holloway University of London, Lancaster University, University of Leicester, Loughborough University, University of Reading, University of St Andrews, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of Surrey, University of Sussex.



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