Government Regulatory Organizations
Department for Education of England
Founded in 2010, the Department for Education of England is a government organization responsible for overseeing education in England. Its primary role is to ensure that all children and young people in England have access to high-quality education and training that prepares them for success in… learn more
Higher Education Funding Council for Wales
The Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) is a Welsh government-sponsored body that was established in 1992. HEFCW is responsible for distributing public funding to higher education institutions in Wales and ensuring that they deliver high-quality education and research.
HEFCW has a… learn more
The Privy Council is a formal body of advisors to the monarch in the United Kingdom. While the role of the Privy Council has evolved over time, it still plays a significant role in higher education in the UK.
The origins of the Privy Council can be traced back to the medieval period in England.… learn more
Accreditation and Quality Evaluation Organizations
British Accreditation Council for Independent Further and Higher Education
Established in 1984, the British Accreditation Council (BAC) for Independent Further and Higher Education is a UK-based international quality assurance agency that accredits private post-secondary education providers in the UK and worldwide. BAC is recognized by the UK government as an accrediting… learn more
The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education
The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) is an independent non-profit organization in the United Kingdom that was established to safeguard the quality and standards of higher education in the country.
The QAA was founded in 1997 and is responsible for conducting reviews of… learn more
University Associations and Alliances
Created in 2003, Conservatoires UK (CUK) is a membership organization that represents eight conservatoires in the United Kingdom. These conservatoires offer specialist training in the performing arts, including music, dance and drama.
The organization's mission is to promote the interests of its… learn more
Million+ is a university think-tank and lobbying group in the United Kingdom, representing 24 modern universities. The organization was founded in 1997 as Campaigning for Mainstream Universities (CMU) and renamed Million+ in 2004. Its mission is to promote the value of modern universities in the UK… learn more
N8 Research Partnership
The N8 Research Partnership is a collaboration between eight research-intensive universities in Northern England. These universities are the Universities of Durham, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield and York.
The N8 Research Partnership is aimed at promoting… learn more
Northwest Universities European Unit Ltd
Northwest Universities European Unit Ltd (NWEUL) is a non-profit organization that was established in 1991 to promote and facilitate international collaboration between universities in the Northwest of England and their counterparts in Europe. The organization is based in Manchester, UK and is… learn more
The Association of Commonwealth Universities
The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) is a UK-based organization that represents more than 500 universities from around the world, primarily from the Commonwealth countries. The organization was founded in 1913 and its mission is to promote and support the value and importance of higher… learn more
The Russell Group
The Russell Group is a group of 24 leading research-intensive universities in the United Kingdom. The group was established in 1994 and its members are known for their academic excellence and research intensity across a wide range of fields.
The Russell Group universities are considered to be some… learn more
Universitas 21 (U21) is a global network of research-intensive universities that was founded in 1997. The network consists of 27 member universities from around the world, including universities in Europe, North America, South America, Asia and Australia.
The main objective of U21 is to promote… learn more
Universities Scotland is the representative body of Scotland's 19 higher education institutions, which includes 16 universities and 3 university colleges. It was established in 1992 and serves as a collective voice for Scotland's higher education sector, advocating for its interests and supporting… learn more
Founded in 1918, Universities UK (UUK) is an organization that represents and advocates for the interests of universities in the United Kingdom. UUK has a membership of 140 universities, including all of the UK's universities with degree-awarding powers and it serves as the voice of the UK higher… learn more
White Rose University Consortium
The White Rose University Consortium is a partnership between the University of Leeds, the University of Sheffield and the University of York in the United Kingdom. It was founded in 1997 to promote collaboration and knowledge sharing among the member universities. The consortium works to support… learn more
Other Higher Education-related Organizations
International Maritime Organization
Founded in 1959, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is responsible for regulating international shipping. The primary focus of the IMO is to promote safe, secure and environmentally responsible shipping practices around the world.
As a… learn more
United Kingdom Research and Innovation
United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI) is a non-departmental public body that was established in 2017. It is the largest public funding body for research and innovation in the UK and is responsible for investing in and coordinating research and innovation activities across the country.
UKRI… learn more
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