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queensland university of technology

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is a research university in Brisbane, Australia. QUT is located on three campuses in the Brisbane area: Gardens Point, Kelvin Grove, and Caboolture. The university has approximately 35,000 undergraduate students and 5,000 post graduate students, of which 6,000 are international students. It has over 4 000 staff members, and an annual budget of more than AU$750 million. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queensland_University_of_Technology">Wikipedia article: Queensland University of Technology</a>)

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rdtf

Resource Discovery Taskforce (RDTF) has been organised by JISC and Research Libraries UK. Its purpose is to focus on defining the requirements for the provision of a shared UK infrastructure for libraries, archives, museums and related resources to support education and research. The focus will be on catalogues/metadata that can assist in access to objects/resources. With a special reference to serials, books, archives/special collections, museum collections, digital repository content and other born digital content. This will interpret the shared UK infrastructure as part of global information provision. (Excerpt from <a href="http://rdtf.jiscinvolve.org/wp/scope-and-terms-of-reference/">this source</a>)

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rdwg

Research and Development Working Group (RDWG) is a working group of the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), to increase the incorporation of accessibility considerations into research on web technologies, and to identify projects researching web accessibility and suggest research questions that may contribute to new projects. RDWG maintains an annotated catalog of research topics related to web accessibility. The catalog includes a combination of research topics with short-, medium-, and long-term perspectives to help advance accessibility for people with disabilities. (Excerpt from <a href="http://www.w3.org/WAI/RD/process.html#rdwg">this source</a>)

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research information network

The Research Information Network completed its work as a publicly-funded research and policy unit. On 31 December 2011, the block grant provided to the RIN by its consortium of funders (the UK higher education funding councils, the seven research councils and the three national libraries) came to an end, and the RIN ceased to exist in the form that it had taken since 2005. On 1 January 2012, the RIN was launched as a new venture, a community interest company that undertakes research and analysis, as well as facilitation and coordination, with the aim of improving accessibility, availability and understanding of research information resources and services; and promoting the development of effective policies and strategies for the benefit of researchers and all those interested in their findings. (Excerpt from <a href="http://www.rin.ac.uk/">this source</a>)

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rnib

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) was founded by Thomas Rhodes Armitage, a successful doctor who suffered from eyesight problems. In 1868 Dr Armitage founded an organisation known as the British and Foreign Society for Improving Embossed Literature for the Blind. This later became the British and Foreign Blind Association. In 1875 Her Majesty Queen Victoria became the organisation's first patron. The organisation received a Royal Charter in 1948, and changed its name to Royal National Institute for the Blind in 1953. In 2002, RNIB membership was introduced and the organisation's name changed to Royal National Institute of the Blind. In June 2007 the organisation changed its name again, to Royal National Institute of Blind People. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_National_Institute_of_Blind_People">W... article: Royal National Institute of Blind People</a>)

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robert gordon university

Robert Gordon University is located in Aberdeen, Scotland. Building on over 250 years involvement in education, it was granted university status in 1992. Robert Gordon University currently has approximately 16,407 students at its two campuses at Garthdee and the City Centre, studying on over 145 full-time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Much of the university campus dates from 17th and 18th centuries. The Robert Gordon University was also voted best modern university in the UK for overall satisfaction by its students in the National Student Survey 2011. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Gordon_University">Wikipedia article: Robert Gordon University</a>)

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rose bruford college

Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Performance (originally called the Rose Bruford Training College of Speech and Drama) is a British drama school, offering university-level and professional vocational training for theatre and performance and the BA and MA degrees, based in Sidcup, Kent. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_Bruford_College">Wikipedia article: Rose Bruford College</a>)

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royal academy of music

The Royal Academy of Music in London, England, is a conservatoire, Britain's oldest degree-granting music school and a constituent college of the University of London since 1999. The Academy was founded by Lord Burghersh in 1822 with the help and ideas of the French harpist and composer Nicolas Bochsa and in 1830 was granted a Royal Charter by King George IV. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Academy_of_Music">Wikipedia article: Royal Academy of Music</a>)

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royal agricultural college

The Royal Agricultural College (RAC) is a university located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, UK. Established in 1845, it was the first agricultural college in the English speaking world. The College provides more than 30 land-based undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes to students from over 45 countries through the School of Agriculture, the School of Business and the School of Real Estate & Land Management. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Agricultural_College">Wikipedia article: Royal Agricultural College</a>)

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royal college of art

The Royal College of Art (informally the RCA) is a public research university specialising in art and design located in London, United Kingdom. The college offers the degrees of Master of Arts (M.A.), Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). It was founded in 1837 and has had university status since 1967. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_College_of_Art">Wikipedia article: Royal College of Art</a>)

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royal college of music

The Royal College of Music is a conservatoire established by royal charter in 1882, located in South Kensington, London, England. The college regularly ranks as one of the world's leading conservatoires. The college's buildings are on Prince Consort Road, next to Imperial College, directly opposite the Royal Albert Hall, near the Royal College of Art and five minutes' walk from the Science, Natural History and Victoria and Albert museums. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_College_of_Music">Wikipedia article: Royal College of Music</a>)

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royal conservatoire of scotland

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (Scottish Gaelic: Conservatoire Rìoghail na h-Alba; formerly Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama) is a conservatoire of music, drama, and dance in the centre of Glasgow, Scotland. Founded in 1845 as the Glasgow Educational Association, it is the busiest performing arts venue in Scotland. The current Principal is Professor John Wallace, CBE, a trumpet player, the President is Sir Cameron Mackintosh, and the Patron is HRH The Duke of Rothesay. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Conservatoire_of_Scotland">Wikipedia article: Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama</a>)

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royal holloway

Royal Holloway, University of London (RHUL) is a constituent college of the University of London. The college has three faculties, 18 academic departments, and about 8,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students from over 130 different countries. The campus is located slightly west of Egham, Surrey, within the boundary of the Greater London Urban Area, although outside of the M25 motorway and some 20 miles (32 km) from the geographic centre of London. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Holloway,_University_of_London">Wikip... article: Royal Holloway, University of London</a>)

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royal holloway university of london

Royal Holloway, University of London (RHUL) is a constituent college of the University of London. The college has three faculties, 18 academic departments, and about 8,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students from over 130 different countries. The campus is located slightly west of Egham, Surrey, within the boundary of the Greater London Urban Area, although outside of the M25 motorway and some 20 miles (32 km) from the geographic centre of London. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Holloway,_University_of_London">Wikip... article: Royal Holloway, University of London</a>)

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royal irish academy

The Royal Irish Academy (RIA), based in Dublin, is an all-Ireland, independent, academic body that promotes study and excellence in the sciences, humanities and social sciences. It is one of Ireland's premier learned societies and cultural institutions and currently has around 420 Members, elected in recognition of their academic achievements. The Academy was established in 1785 and granted royal charter in 1786. Until the late 19th century it was also the owner of the main national collection of Irish antiquities. It presented its collection of archaeological artefacts and similar items, which included such famous pieces as the Tara Brooch, to what is now the National Museum of Ireland, but retains its very significant collection of manuscripts. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Irish_Academy">Wikipedia article: Royal Irish Academy</a>)

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royal meteorological society

The Royal Meteorological Society traces its origins back to 3 April 1850 when the British Meteorological Society was formed as a society the objects of which should be the advancement and extension of meteorological science by determining the laws of climate and of meteorological phenomena in general. Along with nine others, including James Glaisher, John Drew, Edward Joseph Lowe, The Revd Joseph Bancroft Reade, and Samuel Charles Whitbread, Dr John Lee, an astronomer, of Hartwell House, near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire founded in the library of his house the British Meteorological Society, which became the Royal Meteorological Society. It became The Meteorological Society in 1866, when it was incorporated by Royal Charter, and the Royal Meteorological Society in 1883, when Her Majesty Queen Victoria granted the privilege of adding 'Royal' to the title. Along with 74 others, the famous meteorologist Luke Howard joined the original 15 members of the Society at its first ordinary meeting on 7 May 1850. As of 2008 it has more than 3,000 members worldwide. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Meteorological_Society">Wikipedia article: Royal Meteorological Society</a>)

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royal netherlands academy of arts and sciences

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (In Dutch abbreviated: KNAW) is an organisation dedicated to the advancement of science and literature in the Netherlands. The Academy is housed at the Trippenhuis in Amsterdam. In addition to various advisory and administrative functions it operates a number of research institutes and awards many prizes, including the Lorentz Medal in theoretical physics, the Leeuwenhoek Medal in microbiology, and the Dr. A.H. Heineken Prizes. The Academy advises the Dutch government on scientific matters. While its advice often pertains to genuine scientific concerns, it also counsels the government on such topics as policy on careers for researchers or the Netherlands' contribution to major international projects. The Academy offers solicited and unsolicited advice to parliament, ministries, universities and research institutes, funding agencies and international organisations. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Netherlands_Academy_of_Arts_and_Scien... article: Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences</a>)

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royal northern college of music

The Royal Northern College of Music is a conservatoire in Chorlton on Medlock, Manchester, England. It is one of four conservatories associated with the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. In addition to being a centre of music education, it is also performance venue for concerts and other musical events. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Northern_College_of_Music">Wikipedia article: Royal Northern College of Music</a>)

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royal society of chemistry

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is a learned society (professional association) in the United Kingdom with the goal of "advancing the chemical sciences." It was formed in 1980 from the merger of the Chemical Society, the Royal Institute of Chemistry, the Faraday Society and the Society for Analytical Chemistry with a new Royal Charter and the dual role of learned society and professional body. At its inception the Society had a combined membership of 34,000 in the UK and a further 8,000 abroad. The headquarters of the Society are at Burlington House, Piccadilly, London. It also has offices in Thomas Graham House in Cambridge where RSC Publishing is based. The Society has offices in the United States at the University City Science Center, Philadelphia, in both Beijing and Shanghai, China and Bangalore, India. The organisation carries out research, publishes journals, books and databases, as well as hosting conferences, seminars and workshops. It is the professional body for chemistry in the UK, with the ability to award the status of Chartered Chemist (CChem)and, through the Science Council the awards of Chartered Scientist (CSci), Registered Scientist (RSci) and Registered Science Technician )RScTech) to suitably qualified candidates. The designation FRSC is given to a group of elected Fellows who have made major contributions to chemistry. The names of Fellows are published each year in The Times (London). (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Society_of_Chemistry">Wikipedia article: Royal Society of Chemistry</a>)

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royal veterinary college

The Royal Veterinary College (informally the RVC) is a veterinary school located in London, United Kingdom and a constituent college of the federal University of London. The RVC was founded in 1791 and joined the University of London in 1949. It is the oldest and largest veterinary school in the United Kingdom, and one of only five in England where students can study to become a Vet. The RVC is one of the United Hospitals. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Veterinary_College">Wikipedia article: Royal Veterinary College</a>)

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