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Table 1 Mission groups of the Universities studied

From: Copyright ownership of e-learning and teaching materials: Policy approaches taken by UK universities

Mission Group Classification for the study Description Total membership Number included in sample (% of total membership)
Russell Group Russell Group Large, research-intensive universities, usually ancient or ‘red-brick’ 24 18 (75%)
University Alliance ‘New’ universities Business-facing modern universities for the cities and regions 18 14 (77%)
Million + ‘New’ universities New universities 14 12 (85%)
Guild HE ‘New’ universities Former HE colleges 28 4 (14%)
Not aligned Non-aligned Ex-1994 Group institutions and others NA 33