There are many groups of Research Organizations available in the “Research Organization Group” filter (detailed list below). These are either grouped based on formal research organisation structure within a country (e.g. Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)) or associations/membership groups of research organisations with a certain focus (e.g. German Universities of Technology (TU9)).

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Name

Description

Link

Ivy League

The Ivy League is a group of eight prestigious research universities in the United States.

https://ivyleague.com/

Russell Group

The Russell Group represents 24 leading UK universities.

https://russellgroup.ac.uk/

C9 League

The C9 League is an alliance of nine universities in China, initiated by the Chinese Central Government to promote the development and reputation of higher education in China.

http://www.c9league.com/

Imperial Universities

The Imperial Universities describes a group of prestigious universities in Japan.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperial_Universities#cite_note-1

German Universities of Technology (TU9)

TU9 is an alliance of leading universities of technology in Germany.

https://www.tu9.de/en/

Canadian Research Universities (U15)

The U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities is a collective of some of Canada’s most research-intensive universities.

http://u15.ca/

ASEAN University Network (AUN)

The AUN is an alliance of leading universities in ASEAN countries.

https://www.aunsec.org/

Universities New Zealand (UNZ)

Universities New Zealand (UNZ) is the peak body for New Zealand's eight universities.

https://www.universitiesnz.ac.nz/

Group of Eight, Australia (Go8)

The Group of Eight (Go8) comprises Australia’s leading research-intensive universities.

https://go8.edu.au/

Australian Technology Network (ATN)

The Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN) brings together Australia’s six real world universities focused on enterprise, impact and finding solutions to issues facing our economy and society.

https://www.atn.edu.au

Innovative Research Universities (IRU)

Innovative Research Universities (IRU) is a network of eight comprehensive universities committed to inclusive excellence in teaching and research in Australia.

https://www.iru.edu.au/about/our-universities/

Regional Universities Network Australia (RUN)

Regional Universities Network (RUN) is a network of seven universities based in regional Australia.

http://www.run.edu.au/

MillionPlus

MillionPlus is an association of 24 modern universities in the UK that acquired the university title after 1992.

http://www.millionplus.ac.uk/who-we-are/members

N8 Research Partnership

The N8 Research Partnership is a collaboration of eight most research intensive universities in the north of England.

https://www.n8research.org.uk/

GW4 Alliance (GW4)

The GW4 Alliance (GW4) is a consortium of four of the most research-intensive universities in the UK.

https://gw4.ac.uk/

Universitas 21 (U21)

Universitas 21 (U21) is a unique global network that brings together world-leading, research-intensive universities.

https://universitas21.com/u21-members/our-members

League of European Research Universities (LERU)

The League of European Research Universities (LERU) is a network of research-intensive universities. Member universities are based in 12 European countries.

https://www.leru.org/members

International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU)

The International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) is a network of eleven international research-intensive universities from nine countries across the globe.

http://www.iaruni.org/about/members

Worldwide Universities Network (WUN)

The Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) is a global higher education and research network of 24 universities across 6 continents.

https://wun.ac.uk/wun/members

Association of African Universities (AAU)

The Association of African Universities (AAU) is an association of African universities.

https://aau.org/

R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity

The R1 Doctoral Universities is a group of universities with very high research activity according to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

http://carnegieclassifications.iu.edu/lookup/srp.php?clq=%7B%22basic2005_ids%22%3A%2215%22%7D&start_page=standard.php&backurl=standard.php&limit=0,50

R2: Doctoral Universities - High research activity

The R2 Doctoral Universities is a group of universities with high research activity according to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

https://carnegieclassifications.acenet.edu/lookup/srp.php?clq=%7B%22basic2005_ids%22%3A%2216%22%7D&start_page=standard.php&backurl=standard.php&limit=0,50

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is an organization for applied research in Europe. Its research activities are conducted by 76 institutes and research units at locations throughout Germany.

https://www.fraunhofer.de/en.html

Leibniz Association

The Leibniz Association is a group of independent research institutions throughout Germany.

https://www.leibniz-gemeinschaft.de/en/institutes/leibniz-institutes-all-lists.html

Helmholtz Association

The Helmholtz Association is the largest scientific organization in Germany and comprises 18 scientific-technical and biological-medical research centres.

https://www.helmholtz.de/en/about_us/helmholtz_centers/centers_a_z/

Max Planck Society (MPG)

The Max Planck Society is a formally independent association of German research institutes.

https://www.mpg.de/11741001/research_page?tab=institutes

Germany’s Universities of Excellence

Germany’s Universities of Excellence is a group of Germany’s top universities selected as part of the Excellence Strategy of the Federal Government and the German states that aims to promote cutting-edge university research.

https://www.deutschland.de/en/topicknowledgehigher-education-and-research/an-overview-of-universities-of-excellence-in-germany

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

EMBL is an intergovernmental organization dedicated to molecular biology research.

https://www.embl.org/sites/

Research University 11 (RU11)

Research University 11 (RU11) is a consortium consisting of 11 of the top research universities in Japan.

http://www.ru11.jp/eng/

Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST)

The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology is a leading institution of multidisciplinary research encompassing seven Catalan research centres of excellence.

https://bist.eu/

Golden Triangle

The Golden Triangle describes a group of large research universities located in the southern English cities of Oxford, Cambridge, and London.

https://www.bidwells.co.uk/faqs/what-is-the-golden-triangle-in-the-uk/

Polish University Excellence Initiative

The Polish University Excellence Initiative is a group of ten leading Polish Higher Education Institutions with the potential to become research-intensive universities performing world-class research and top-level, research-based education.

https://www.gov.pl/web/science/the-excellence-initiative---research-university-programme

Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU)

APRU Membership is comprised of leading universities from 19 economies of the Pacific Rim known worldwide for their academic and research excellence.

https://apru.org/members/

Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)

The Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) consists of the national academy of Russia; a network of scientific research institutes from across the Russian Federation; and additional scientific and social units such as libraries, publishing units, and hospitals.

http://www.ras.ru/index.aspx

University of the Arctic (UArctic)

The University of the Arctic (UArctic) is a network of universities, colleges, research institutes, and other organizations concerned with education and research in and about the North.

https://www.uarctic.org/

Czech Academy of Sciences (AV ČR)

The Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS) is an association of Czech public research institutes.

https://www.avcr.cz/en/about-us/cas-structure/research-institutes/

Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER)

The Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) are a group of public research institutions in India.

http://www.iisersystem.ac.in/

Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) is the national academy of the People's Republic of China for natural sciences.

https://english.cas.cn/

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency. The NIH is made up of Institutes and Centers and each of them has its own specific research agenda, often focusing on particular diseases or body systems.

https://www.nih.gov/about-nih/what-we-do/nih-almanac/nih-organization

Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs)

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are central government owned public technical institutes located across India.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Institutes_of_Technology

Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions (ANNHs)

Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions (ANNHs) is a group of higher education institutions that serve minority populations.

https://cmsi.gse.rutgers.edu/sites/default/files/2020%20CMSI%20Eligibility%20Matrix.pdf

Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs)

Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions is a group of higher education institutions that serve minority populations.

https://cmsi.gse.rutgers.edu/sites/default/files/2020%20CMSI%20Eligibility%20Matrix.pdf

Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)

Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) is a group of higher education institutions that serve minority populations.

https://cmsi.gse.rutgers.edu/sites/default/files/2020%20CMSI%20Eligibility%20Matrix.pdf

Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions (NASNTIs)

Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions (NASNTIs) is a group of higher education institutions that serve minority populations.

https://cmsi.gse.rutgers.edu/sites/default/files/2020%20CMSI%20Eligibility%20Matrix.pdf

Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs)

Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs) is a group of higher education institutions that serve minority populations.

https://cmsi.gse.rutgers.edu/sites/default/files/2020%20CMSI%20Eligibility%20Matrix.pdf

Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs)

Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs) is a group of higher education institutions that serve minority populations.

https://cmsi.gse.rutgers.edu/sites/default/files/2020%20CMSI%20Eligibility%20Matrix.pdf

Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs)

Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) is a group of higher education institutions that serve minority populations.

https://nces.ed.gov/COLLEGENAVIGATOR/?s=all&sp=4&pg=1

Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS)

The Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) is a national, integrative agricultural scientific research organization with responsibility for carrying out both basic and applied research.

http://www.caas.cn/en/administration/research_institutes/index.html

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is the federal executive department responsible for developing and executing federal laws related to farming, forestry, rural economic development, and food.

https://www.usda.gov/

RIKEN

RIKEN encompasses a network of world-class research centers and institutes across Japan.

https://www.riken.jp/en/about/overview/index.html

Russian Academic Excellence Project (Project 5-100)

The Russian Academic Excellence Project (Project 5-100) is a group of Russian universities.

https://www.5top100.ru/en/

Association of Leading Universities, ALU (RU)

The Association of Leading Universities (ALU) is a Russian non-governmental non-profit organization of domestic higher education universities.

https://alu.spbu.ru/en/

Association of Classical Universities of Russia, ACUR (RU)

The Association of Classical Universities of Russia (ACUR) is an organization consolidating classical universities of Russia.

http://acur.msu.ru/en/about.php

Federal University Network, Club-10 (RU)

The Federal University Network is a network of ten Russian federal universities.

https://kpfu.ru/club10/struktura

Association of Global Universities (RU)

 

http://www.globaluni.ru/en/