Top organisation tags by recent frequent usage (RFU) http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/organisations/trending/recent-frequent-usage?name= en jisc http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/24/0/feed Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) support United Kingdom post-16 and higher education and research by providing leadership in the use of ICT (Information and Communications Technology) in support of learning, teaching, research and administration. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joint_Information_Systems_Committee">Wikipedia article: JISC</a>) wellcome library http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/14931/0/feed The Wellcome Library is founded on the collection formed by Sir Henry Wellcome (1853–1936), whose personal wealth allowed him to create one of the most ambitious collections of the 20th century. Henry Wellcome's interest was the history of medicine in a broad sense and included subjects like alchemy or witchcraft, but also anthropology and ethnography. Since Henry Wellcome’s death in 1936, the Wellcome Trust has been responsible for maintaining the Library's collection and funding its acquisitions. The Library is free and open to the public. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wellcome_Library">Wikipedia article: Wellcome Library</a>) digital repository federation http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/16257/0/feed The Digital Repository Federation (DRF) is a federation for the universities and research institutions that have set up institutional repositories (IRs) in Japan. It was established by Hokkaido University, Chiba University and Kanazawa University in 2006 as part of the Cyber Science Infrastructure Program (CSI) of the National Institute of Informatics (NII). It became an independent organization based on self-sustaining operation in 2010, and is currently made up of 144 universities and research institutions (as of June 5, 2012). It is a loose-knit coalition that does not have a strict membership system. (Excerpt from <a href="http://drf.lib.hokudai.ac.jp/drf/index.php?Digital%20Repository%20Federation%20%28in%20English%29">this source</a>) university of oxford http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/12349/0/feed The University of Oxford (informally Oxford University, or simply Oxford) is a university in Oxford, United Kingdom. It is the second oldest surviving university in the world and the oldest in the English-speaking world. Oxford is a member of the Russell Group of research-led British universities, the Coimbra Group, the G5, the League of European Research Universities, and the International Alliance of Research Universities. It is also a core member of the Europaeum and forms part of the 'Golden Triangle' of British universities (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Oxford">Wikipedia article: University of Oxford</a>) university of southampton http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/1201/0/feed The University of Southampton is a "red-brick" British public university located in the city of Southampton, England. The origins of the university can be dated back to the founding of the Hartley Institution in 1862 by Henry Robertson Hartley. In 1902 the Institution developed into the Hartley University College, with degrees awarded by the University of London. On 29 April 1952, HM Queen Elizabeth II, granted a Royal Charter to give the University of Southampton full university status. This was the first Royal Charter granted by HM Queen Elizabeth II on her accession to the throne. The university is a member of the Russell Group of research universities and the Worldwide Universities Network. It currently has over 17,000 undergraduate and 7,000 postgraduate students, making it the largest university by higher education students in the South East region. The main campus is located in the Highfield area of Southampton. Four other campuses are located throughout the city alongside the School of Art based in nearby Winchester. The university has a strong emphasis on research, having one of the highest proportions of income derived from research activities in Britain. Southampton is highly regarded as a centre for educational excellence, ranking nationally as a top 20 university in various tables, and regularly rated in the top 10 of the National Student Survey. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Southampton">Wikipedia article: University of Southampton</a>) university of sussex http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/13740/0/feed The University of Sussex is an English campus university situated next to the East Sussex village of Falmer, within the city of Brighton and Hove. The University received its Royal Charter in August 1961. The university is currently ranked 8th in the UK, 16th in Europe and 79th in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The Guardian university guide 2012 placed Sussex joint 11th, and the Times Good University Guide 2012 ranks Sussex at 14th place. Sussex is also a founder member of the 1994 Group of research-intensive universities. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Sussex">Wikipedia article: University of Sussex</a>) university for the creative arts http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/13811/0/feed The University for the Creative Arts is a specialist art and design university in the south of England. The university was formed in 2005 as University College for the Creative Arts at Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Maidstone and Rochester, through the merger of the Kent Institute of Art & Design and Surrey Institute of Art & Design, University College. It was granted full university status by the Privy Council in May 2008 and adopted its current name officially in September 2008. The origin of the university lies in a number of independent public art and design colleges in the counties of Kent and Surrey, almost all of which had origins in the Victorian period. In the 1990s these merged to form multi-campus art and design institutes in their respective counties, before merging into one organisation in 2005. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_for_the_Creative_Arts">Wikipedia article: University for the Creative Arts</a>) datacite http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/16241/0/feed DataCite is an international consortium which aims to improve data citation in order to: establish easier access to scientific research data on the Internet; to increase acceptance of research data as legitimate, citable contributions to the scientific record; and to support data archiving that will permit results to be verified and re-purposed for future study. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DataCite">Wikipedia article: DataCite</a>) google http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/101/0/feed Google Inc. is an American multinational public corporation invested in Internet search, cloud computing, and advertising technologies. Google hosts and develops a number of Internet-based services and products, and generates profit primarily from advertising through its AdWords program. The company was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, often dubbed the "Google Guys", while the two were attending Stanford University as PhD candidates. It was first incorporated as a privately held company on September 4, 1998, and its initial public offering followed on August 19, 2004. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google">Wikipedia article: Google</a>) oclc http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/1184/0/feed OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. (OCLC) is "a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world's information and reducing information costs". It was incorporated on July 6, 1967 as the not-for-profit Ohio College Library Center. More than 27,000 libraries in 86 countries and territories use OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend and preserve library materials. The organization was founded by Fred Kilgour, and its head office is located in Dublin, Ohio, U.S. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OCLC">Wikipedia article: oclc</a>) university of bath http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/13320/0/feed The University of Bath (informally Bath University) is a campus university located in Bath, United Kingdom. It received its Royal Charter in 1966. With 20 out of its 26 subjects being ranked within the top 10 universities in the UK, Bath is placed 6th three times in a row in the table of Who's in Top Ten of Their Subjects from the Complete University Guide published by the Independent in 2009, 2010 and 2011. In addition, the Guardian University Guide 2010 placed Bath 9th nationally. The university is a member of the 1994 Group of research-led British universities, the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the Association of MBAs, the European Quality Improvement System, the European University Association, and the Universities UK. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Bath">Wikipedia article: University of Bath</a>) mimas http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/3402/0/feed Mimas is a nationally designated academic data centre based at The University of Manchester in the United Kingdom. Its role is to support the advancement of knowledge, powering world-class research and teaching. Mimas hosts a significant number of the UK's research information assets - and builds applications to help people make the most of this rich resource. The organisation has a longstanding relationship with JISC, developing services that support teaching, learning and research, and strong connections with research councils, especially the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mimas_(data_centre)">Wikipedia article: Mimas</a>) ukoln http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/118/0/feed UKOLN is a centre of expertise in digital information management, providing advice and services to the library, information, education and cultural heritage communities. UKOLN is based at the University of Bath and is funded by the JISC as well as project funding from JISC and the European Union. UKOLN's main work is: influencing policy and informing practice; promoting community-building and consensus making by actively raising awareness; advancing knowledge through research and development; building innovative systems and services based on Web technologies; acting as an agent for knowledge transfer. Its specialist areas include metadata and interoperability. It also publishes the Ariadne (Web magazine), targeted principally at information science professionals in academia, archives, libraries and museums. UKOLN also organises many events, including the annual Institutional Web Management Workshop. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UKOLN">Wikipedia article: UKOLN</a>) vads http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/15962/0/feed VADS (Visual Arts Data Service) is a UK organisation that provides digital images and other visual arts resources free and copyright cleared for use in UK higher education and further education. It has provided services to the academic community for 11 years, and has built up a portfolio of visual art collections comprising over 100,000 images. VADS is based at the University for the Creative Arts at Farnham. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visual_Arts_Data_Service">Wikipedia article: Visual Arts Data Service</a>) queensland university of technology http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/16290/0/feed 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>) bbc http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/1227/0/feed The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the principal public service broadcaster in the United Kingdom, with its headquarters at Broadcasting House in the City of Westminster, London. It is the largest broadcaster in the world, with about 23,000 staff. Its main responsibility is to provide public service broadcasting in the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man. The BBC is an autonomous public service broadcaster that operates under a Royal Charter. Within the United Kingdom its work is funded principally by an annual television licence fee, which is charged to all United Kingdom households, companies and organisations using any type of equipment to record and/or receive live television broadcasts; the level of the fee is set annually by the British Government and agreed by Parliament. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC">Wikipedia article: BBC</a>) university of manchester http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/12582/0/feed The University of Manchester is a public research university located in Manchester, United Kingdom. It is a 'red brick' university and a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive British universities and the N8 Group. The university was formed in 2004 by the dissolution of the Victoria University of Manchester (which was commonly known as the University of Manchester) and UMIST (University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology) and the immediate formation of a single institution inaugurated on 1 October. The University of Manchester and the constituent former institutions combined have 25 Nobel Laureates among their past and present students and staff, the third highest number of any single university in the United Kingdom (after Cambridge and Oxford). Four Nobel laureates are currently among its staff - Andre Geim (Physics, 2010), Kostya Novoselov (Physics, 2010), Sir John Sulston (Physiology and Medicine, 2002) and Joseph Stiglitz (Economics, 2001). (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Manchester">Wikipedia article: University of Manchester</a>) british library http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/1174/0/feed The British Library is the library of the United Kingdom, and one of the world's largest libraries in terms of total number of items. The library is a major research library, holding over 150 million items from every country in the world, in virtually all known languages and in many formats, both print and digital: books, manuscripts, journals, newspapers, magazines, sound and music recordings, videos, play-scripts, patents, databases, maps, stamps, prints, drawings. The Library's collections include around 14 million books (second only to the USA's Library of Congress), along with substantial holdings of manuscripts and historical items dating back as far as 2000 BC. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_library">Wikipedia article: British Library</a>) apple http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/1419/0/feed Apple Inc. is an American multinational corporation that designs and markets consumer electronics, computer software, and personal computers. The company's best-known hardware products include the Macintosh line of computers, the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad. Apple software includes the Mac OS X operating system; the iTunes media browser; the iLife suite of multimedia and creativity software; the iWork suite of productivity software; Aperture, a professional photography package; Final Cut Studio, a suite of professional audio and film-industry software products; Logic Studio, a suite of music production tools; the Safari internet browser; and iOS, a mobile operating system. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Inc.">Wikipedia article: Apple</a>) dcc http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/5852/0/feed The Digital Curation Centre (DCC) was established to help solve the extensive challenges of digital preservation and digital curation and to lead research, development, advice, and support services for higher education institutions in the United Kingdom. The original call to establish the DCC described its function as: '...to provide a national focus for research into curation issues and expertise in the processes of digital archiving, preservation and management. Particular emphasis will be placed on the needs of users of the Centre's outputs'. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Curation_Centre">Wikipedia article: DCC</a>) national institute of informatics http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/16302/0/feed The National Institute of Informatics (NII) is a Japanese research institute created in April 2000 for the purpose of advancing the study of informatics. This institute is also devoted to creating a system to facilitate the spread of scientific information to the general public. The NII is the only comprehensive research institute in Japan in informatics. It also oversees and maintains a large, searchable information database on a variety of scientific and non-scientific topics called Webcat. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Institute_of_Informatics">Wikipedia article: National Institute of Informatics</a>) iso http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/1215/0/feed The International Organization for Standardization, widely known as ISO, is an international standard-setting body composed of representatives from various national standards organizations. Founded on February 23, 1947, the organization promulgates worldwide proprietary industrial and commercial standards. It has its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Organization_for_Standardization">Wikipedia article: ISO</a>) university of huddersfield http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/13725/0/feed The University of Huddersfield is a university located in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England. It currently has over 23,000 students. The University is a founding member of the Northern Consortium and a member of the Yorkshire Universities. The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Bob Cryan, has previously sat as Chair of this regional Higher Education association. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Huddersfield">Wikipedia article: University of Huddersfield</a>) w3c http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/57/0/feed The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is the main international standards organization for the World Wide Web (abbreviated WWW or W3). Founded and headed by Tim Berners-Lee, the consortium is made up of member organizations which maintain full-time staff for the purpose of working together in the development of standards for the World Wide Web. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W3c">Wikipedia article: W3C</a>) loughborough university http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/13090/0/feed Loughborough University is a campus university located in the market town of Loughborough, Leicestershire, in the East Midlands of England. It has been a university since 1966, but the institution dates back to 1909, when the then Loughborough Technical Institute began with a focus on skills and knowledge which would be directly applicable in the wider world, a tradition which continues to this day, with the UNIEI funded Annual Survey on University Technology Transfer Activities finding Loughborough to be the most efficient technology transfer operation in the UK. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loughborough_University">Wikipedia article: Loughborough University</a>) open university http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/1405/0/feed The Open University (commonly Open University or its initialism OU, but officially "The" is part of its name) is a distance learning and research university founded by Royal Charter in the United Kingdom and funded in part by the United Kingdom Government. It is notable for having an open entry policy, i.e. students' previous academic achievements are not taken into account for entry to most undergraduate courses. The majority of the OU's undergraduate students are based in the United Kingdom and principally study off-campus, but many of its courses (both undergraduate and postgraduate) can be studied off-campus anywhere in the world. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_University">Wikipedia article: Open University</a>) badc http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/15858/0/feed The British Atmospheric Data Centre (BADC) is the Natural Environment Research Council's (NERC) Designated Data Centre for the Atmospheric Sciences. The role of the BADC is to assist UK atmospheric researchers to locate, access and interpret atmospheric data and to ensure the long-term integrity of atmospheric data produced by NERC projects. (Excerpt from <a href="http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/home/index.html">this source</a>) university of sydney http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/14095/0/feed The University of Sydney is a public university located in Sydney, New South Wales. The main campus spreads across the suburbs of Camperdown and Darlington on the south-western outskirts of the Sydney CBD. Founded in 1850, it is the oldest university in Australia and Oceania. It has 32,393 undergraduate and 16,627 graduate students (2011). The University of Sydney is organised into sixteen faculties and schools, through which it offers bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees. Three Nobel laureates have been affiliated with the University as graduate and faculty. Sydney consistently ranks amongst the top three universities in Australia and Oceania. In 2010, it was ranked 37th in the world; 2nd in Australia, behind the Australian National University (20th) but ahead of the University of Melbourne (38th) in the QS World University Rankings. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Sydney">Wikipedia article: University of Sydney</a>) hokkaido university http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/15091/0/feed Hokkaido University, or Hokudai, is one of the national universities of Japan. It is a member of the National Seven Universities, which were established as the best national higher education or research institute. It is located in downtown Sapporo, just north of Sapporo Station, and stretching approximately 2.4 kilometers northward. It is considered as one of the top universities in Japan. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hokkaido_University">Wikipedia article: Hokkaido University</a>) orcid http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/16061/0/feed ORCID is an international, interdisciplinary, open, and not-for-profit organization created for the benefit of all stakeholders, including research institutions, funding organizations, publishers, and researchers to enhance the scientific discovery process and improve collaboration and the efficiency of research funding. ORCID aims to solve the name ambiguity problem in scholarly communications by creating a registry of persistent unique identifiers for individual researchers and an open and transparent linking mechanism between ORCID, other ID schemes, and research objects such as publications, grants, and patents. (Excerpt from <a href="http://about.orcid.org/">this source</a>) bnf http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/3915/0/feed The Bibliotheque nationale de France (BnF) is the National Library of France, located in Paris. It is intended to be the repository of all that is published in France. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bibliotheque_nationale_de_France">Wikipedia article: French National Library</a>) bodleian libraries http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/16158/0/feed The Bodleian Libraries are a collection of approximately 40 libraries that serve the University of Oxford, including, most famously, the Bodleian Library itself, as well as many other (but not all) central and faculty libraries. Together, the libraries hold 11 million printed items, as well as numerous other objects and artefacts. A major product of this collaboration has been a joint integrated library system, OLIS (Oxford Libraries Information System), and its public interface, SOLO (Search Oxford Libraries Online), which provides a union electronic catalogue covering all member libraries, as well as the libraries of individual colleges and other faculty libraries, which are not members of the group but do share cataloguing information. The group, founded in February 2000, was known as the Oxford University Library Services (OULS) until 2 March 2010 (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodleian_Libraries">Wikipedia article: Bodleian Libraries</a>) university of the arts london http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/13805/0/feed The University of the Arts London, formerly known as the London Institute, is a collegiate university comprising six internationally recognised art, design, fashion and media colleges in London, England. The constituent colleges are Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Art. The university is Europe's largest provider of education in art, design, fashion, communication and the performing arts. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_the_Arts_London">Wikipedia article: University of the Arts London</a>) hiroshima university http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/16265/0/feed Hiroshima University, in the Japanese cities of Higashihiroshima and Hiroshima, was established 1949 by the merger of a number of national educational institutions. Under the National School Establishment Law, Hiroshima University was established on May 31, 1949. After World War II, the school system in Japan was entirely reformed and each of the institutions of higher education under the pre-war system was reorganized. As a general rule, one national university was established in each prefecture, and Hiroshima University became a national university under the new system by combining the pre-war higher educational institutions in Hiroshima Prefecture. The new university combined eight component institutions: Hiroshima University of Literature and Science, Hiroshima School of Secondary Education, Hiroshima School of Education, Hiroshima Women's School of Secondary Education, Hiroshima School of Education for Youth, Hiroshima Higher School, Hiroshima Higher Technical School, and Hiroshima Municipal Higher Technical School. In 1953, the Hiroshima Prefectural Medical College was added to the new Hiroshima University. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiroshima_University">Wikipedia article: Hiroshima University</a>) amazon http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/3157/0/feed Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is a US-based multinational electronic commerce company. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, it is the largest online retailer in the United States, with nearly three times the Internet sales revenue of the runner up, Staples, Inc., as of January 2010. Jeff Bezos founded Amazon.com, Inc. in 1994 and the site went online in 1995.... Amazon.com started as an online bookstore, but soon diversified, selling DVDs, CDs, MP3 downloads, computer software, video games, electronics, apparel, furniture, food, and toys. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon.com">Wikipedia article: Amazon</a>) american library association http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/14082/0/feed The American Library Association (ALA) is a non-profit organization based in the United States that promotes libraries and library education internationally. It is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with more than 62,000 members. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Library_Association">Wikipedia article: American Library Association</a>) birmingham city university http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/14105/0/feed Birmingham City University (formerly Birmingham Polytechnic and the University of Central England in Birmingham) is a British University in the city of Birmingham, England. It is one of three universities in the city, the other two being the University of Birmingham and Aston University. Established in 1971, it was designated as a polytechnic until 1992, when it gained university status. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birmingham_City_University">Wikipedia article: Birmingham City University</a>) intranet focus ltd http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/15884/0/feed Intranet Focus Ltd provides information management and intranet management consulting services. The company was established in the UK in 1999 and over the last 12 years we have carried out a wide range of projects in the UK and the rest of Europe, the USA and the Middle East. (Excerpt from <a href="http://www.intranetfocus.com/">this source</a>) sherpa-leap http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/16301/0/feed SHERPA-LEAP (the London E-prints Access Project) is a University of London (UoL) partnership which has created open access institutional repositories at several University of London institutions and continues to support their development and management, through ongoing development projects, and as a consortium of repository managers. The SHERPA-LEAP Hub includes a blog, where all members can share ideas and reports of activities, discussion groups and forums for topics of interest, information about our projects and links to other resources for our repository managers. (Excerpt from <a href="http://www.sherpa-leap.ac.uk/">this source</a>) university of bristol http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/12/0/feed The University of Bristol is a university in Bristol, England. One of the so-called "red brick" universities, it received its Royal Charter in 1909, although its predecessor institution, University College, Bristol, had been in existence since 1876. Bristol is the most popular multifaculty university in the UK, with over 14 applicants vying for each place, and average A-level attainment of successful entrants of just under 4 grade As. For some of the most popular courses, such as Economics and Law, the applicant to place ratio is often as high as 40:1. The University has an annual turnover of &pound;347m and is the largest independent employer in Bristol. The University is a member of the Russell Group, The European-wide Coimbra Group and the Worldwide Universities Network, of which the University's Vice-Chancellor Prof Eric Thomas was Chair (2005-2007). The University of Bristol has approximately 18,000 students. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Bristol">Wikipedia article: University of Bristol</a>)