University of Bath withdraws from membership of the 1994 Group

Press statement:

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bath, Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell, has informed the Chair of the 1994 Group of universities, Professor Michael Farthing, of the University's decision to withdraw from membership of the group.

Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell said: "Our community comprises a high proportion of Post-Graduate students and consistently delivers excellence in both research and teaching, demonstrated by our highest ever ranking in the national League Tables. This year we have successfully recruited more of the most able students than ever before, and recent large scale research grants show the quality of the work we do here. Continued membership of the 1994 Group does not reflect the type of University we are, nor sit well with the future direction of the University's strategy.

"We will continue to focus on our mission to deliver world class research and teaching and, where appropriate, will remain involved in existing collaboration initiatives with other leading universities. We are actively exploring future opportunities to work together with colleagues regionally, nationally and internationally."

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