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uhi millennium institute

The University of the Highlands and Islands (Scottish Gaelic: Oilthigh Gàidhealtachd agus nan Eilean) is a federation of 13 colleges and research institutions in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland delivering higher education. Its executive office is in Inverness. In April 2001, the Scottish Parliament awarded UHI Higher Education Institute status, and it now provides university level courses. UHI degrees were authenticated by the Open University Validation Service, the University of Strathclyde and the University of Aberdeen until 2008 when the UHI was awarded taught degree awarding powers (tDAP) by the Privy Council under recommendation from the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) ; Higher National Certificate and Higher National Diploma courses are awarded by the Scottish Qualifications Authority. University status was awarded by the Privy Council in February 2011, and UHI became the University of the Highlands and Islands. UHI has a number of undergraduate, postgraduate and research programmes, most of which can be studied at a range of locations across the area. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_the_Highlands_and_Islands">Wi... article: UHI Millennium Institute</a>)

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uk data archive

The UK Data Archive is a national centre of expertise in data archiving in the United Kingdom (UK). It houses the largest collection of digital data in the social sciences and humanities in the UK. Located in Colchester, the UK Data Archive is a specialist centre of the University of Essex. It is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) and the University of Essex. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UK_Data_Archive">Wikipedia article: UK Data Archive</a>)

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ukerna

JANET(UK) is the trading name for the JNT Association, which since 1994 has had responsibility for the management of the United Kingdom’s Higher Education networking programme. It manages the operation and development of the JANET network, which links the UK’s education and research organisations to each other, as well as to the rest of the world through links to the global Internet. It does this under a Service Level Agreement from JISC. Until 7 June 2007, the JNT Association traded as UKERNA, the United Kingdom Education and Research Network Association. The change of name was made so as to identify the company more closely with its core activity, management of JANET. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JANET(UK)">Wikipedia article: JANET(UK)</a>)

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ukoln

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>)

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universite d’aix-marseille

Aix-Marseille University (AMU) (French: Universite d'Aix-Marseille) is a public research university located in the South of France. With roots dating back to 1409, the University was formed by the merger of the University of Provence, the University of the Mediterranean and Paul Cezanne University. The merger became effective on 1 January 2012, resulting in the creation of the largest university in France and the French-speaking world, with about 70,000 students. AMU has the largest financial endowment of any academic institution in France, standing at EURO 650 million. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aix-Marseille_University">Wikipedia article: Aix-Marseille University</a>)

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university at cologne

The University of Cologne is one of the oldest universities in Europe and, with over 44,000 students, one of the largest universities in Germany. The university is part of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, an association of Germany's leading research universities. It is furthermore the German founding member of the Community of European Management Schools and International Companies (CEMS). (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Cologne">Wikipedia article: University of Cologne</a>)

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university college cork

University College Cork (UCC) is a constituent university of the National University of Ireland. The university is located in Cork. The university was founded as a college in 1845 as Queen's College, Cork. It became University College, Cork, under the Irish Universities Act of 1908. The Universities Act, 1997 renamed the university as National University of Ireland, Cork, and a Ministerial Order of 1998 renamed the university as University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Cork , though it continues to be almost universally known as University College Cork. The university was named Irish University of the Year by the Sunday Times in 2003, 2005, and 2011. In 2011 the QS World University Rankings ranked the university 181 in the world, placing it amongst the top 2% of universities worldwide. The university also received a 5-star rating in the QS University Rankings 2011. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_College_Cork">Wikipedia article: University College Cork</a>)

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university college dublin

University College Dublin (UCD) - formally known as University College Dublin - National University of Ireland, Dublin - is the Republic of Ireland's largest, and Ireland's second largest, university, with over 1,300 faculty and 17,000 students. It is located in Dublin, the Irish capital. The university originates in a body founded in 1854 as the Catholic University of Ireland with John Henry Newman as the first rector, re-formed in 1880 and chartered in its own right in 1908. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_College_Dublin">Wikipedia article: University College Dublin</a>)

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university college london

University College London (UCL) is a public research university located in London, United Kingdom and the oldest and largest constituent college of the federal University of London. Founded in 1826, UCL was the first university institution to be founded in London and the first in England to be established on an entirely secular basis, to admit students regardless of their religion and to admit women on equal terms with men. UCL became one of the two founding colleges of the University of London in 1836. UCL is organised into eight constituent faculties, within which there are over 100 departments, institutes and research centres. UCL's main campus is located in the Bloomsbury area of Central London, with a number of institutes and teaching hospitals located elsewhere in Central London. The UCL School of Energy and Resources is based in Adelaide, Australia. UCL is a major centre for biomedical research; it is part of three of the 11 biomedical research centres established by the NHS in England and is a founding member of UCL Partners, the largest academic health science centre in Europe. For the period 1999 to 2009 it was the 13th most-cited university in the world (and the most-cited in Europe). UCL had a total income of £762 million in 2009/10, of which £275 million was from research grants and contracts. UCL is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the European University Association, the G5, the League of European Research Universities, the Russell Group, UNICA and Universities UK. It forms part of the 'Golden Triangle' of British universities. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_College_London">Wikipedia article: University College London</a>)

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university for the creative arts

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>)

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university of aberdeen

The University of Aberdeen, an ancient university founded in 1495, in Aberdeen, Scotland, is one of the UK's most internationally distinguished universities. It is the third oldest university in Scotland and the fifth oldest in the United Kingdom and wider English-speaking world, and is widely regarded as one of the most prestigious universities in the United Kingdom. The modern University of Aberdeen was formed in 1860 by the merger of two pre-existing ancient universities: King's College, located in Old Aberdeen and Marischal College, founded in 1593 and located in the new city of Aberdeen.The University is deeply embedded within the prominence of the city, with many of the iconic buildings of King's College dominating Old Aberdeen. The University features a large international community of students drawn from 120 different countries and with over 650 first degree programmes, the University has an excellent reputation for teaching quality and research. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Aberdeen">Wikipedia article: University of Aberdeen</a>)

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university of abertay dundee

The University of Abertay Dundee, usually known simply as Abertay University, is a modern university in Dundee, Scotland. As one of the nation's smallest universities, Abertay is known for having a tight knit student community comprising of both local talent and international students. Approximatley one fifth of Abertay's students are from outside the UK. One of Abertay's main strengths is in its size, the sense of community and 'open spaces'approach to learning and teaching results in cross disciplinary research groups, spawning many interesting collaborative research projects, putting together for example psychology and animation, or urban water management and computer games technology. Abertay was the first university in the world to offer a 'computer games' degree "computer games" degree in 1997. Today it remains a leader in the field with two major new developments - the creation of the UK's first Centre for Excellence in Computer Games Education, and a business support programme. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Abertay_Dundee">Wikipedia article: University of Abertay Dundee</a>)

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university of agder

University of Agder (Norwegian: Universitetet i Agder) is a public university located in both Kristiansand and Grimstad, Norway. The institution was established as a University college in 1994 with the merger of six colleges and was granted its current status as a University in 2007, but its academic activity dates as far back as 1839. It is one of eight universities in Norway, with the other seven being the University of Oslo, the University of Tromso, the University of Stavanger, the University of Bergen, the Norwegian University of Life Sciences in As, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim and the University of Nordland in Bodo. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agder_University_College">Wikipedia article: University of Agder</a>)

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university of alberta

The University of Alberta (U of A) is a public research university located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It was founded in 1908 by Alexander Cameron Rutherford, the first premier of Alberta and Henry Marshall Tory, its first president. It has been recognized by the ARWU as one of the best universities in Canada. The university's main campus consists of over 90 buildings and covers 50 city blocks on the south rim of the North Saskatchewan River valley, directly across from downtown Edmonton. Its enabling legislation is the Post-secondary Learning Act. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Alberta">Wikipedia article: University of Alberta</a>)

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university of arizona

The University of Arizona (also referred to as UA (spoken as U of A), or Arizona) is a land-grant and space-grant public institution of higher education and research located in Tucson, Arizona, United States. The University of Arizona was the first university in the state of Arizona, founded in 1885 (twenty-seven years before the Arizona Territory achieved statehood). The university includes the University of Arizona College of Medicine which is one of three medical schools and the only MD granting medical school in Arizona. As of Fall 2010, total enrollment was 39,086 students. The University of Arizona is governed by the Arizona Board of Regents. The mission of the University of Arizona is, "To discover, educate, serve, and inspire." Arizona is one of the elected members of the Association of American Universities (an organization of North America's premier research institutions) and is the only representative from the state of Arizona to this group. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Arizona">Wikipedia article: University of Arizona</a>)

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university of bath

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>)

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university of birmingham

The University of Birmingham (informally Birmingham University, or simply Birmingham ) is a British Redbrick university located in the city of Birmingham, England. It received its royal charter in 1900 as a successor to Birmingham Medical School (1825) and Mason Science College (1875). Birmingham was the first Redbrick university to gain a charter and thus university status. It is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research universities and a founding member of Universitas 21. The student population includes around 16,500 undergraduate and 8,000 postgraduate students, making it the largest university in the West Midlands region, and the 11th largest in the UK. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Birmingham">Wikipedia article: University of Birmingham</a>)

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university of bologna

The Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna is a university located in Bologna, Italy founded in 1088. As of 2000 the University's motto is Alma mater studiorum (Latin for 'nourishing mother of studies') The University counts about 100,000 students in its 23 faculties. It has branch centers in Imola, Ravenna, Forlì, Cesena and Rimini and a branch center abroad in Buenos Aires. Moreover, it has a school of excellence named Collegio Superiore di Bologna. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Bologna">Wikipedia article: University of Bologna</a>)

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university of bolton

The University of Bolton (formerly Bolton Institute of Higher Education) is a university in Bolton, Greater Manchester, England. It has around 14,000 students across all sites and courses, with 700 academic and professional staff. Around 70% of its students come from Bolton and the North West region. The Times Newspaper profile states: 'The University sees itself as a regional institution, with around three quarters of the students coming from the North West, many through partner colleges.' (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Bolton">Wikipedia article: University of Bolton</a>)

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university of bradford

The University of Bradford (est. 1966) is a university in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. Formed from a technical college in 1966, there are three campuses: the main campus, located on Richmond Road, the School of Health, on Trinity Road, but due to move to the main campus in Summer 2011, and the School of Management, at Emm Lane. According to The Times Good University Guide 2008, the University of Bradford is the 48th best university in the country. It has roughly 12,000 students enrolled, of which almost a third are mature students. Almost 25% of students are international students, and come from over 100 countries. 92% of the university's domestic students come from the state sector. The University of Bradford was the first university in the UK to establish a Department of Peace Studies in 1973. The university is currently undergoing a &pound;79 million redevelopment programme, to improve both its building and its accommodation, as well as its facilities for disabled students, who compose almost 6% of the total student population. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Bradford">Wikipedia article: University of Bradford</a>)

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