The 1994 Group is formed by a number of smaller research-intensive universities in the UK (founded in 1994).

The group has eighteen internationally recognised research-intensive universities:
  • University of Bath
  • Birkbeck, University of London
  • Durham University
  • University of East Anglia
  • University of Essex
  • University of Exeter
  • Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Lancaster University
  • University of Leicester
  • Loughborough University
  • Queen Mary, University of London
  • University of Reading
  • University of St Andrews
  • School of Oriental and African Studies
  • University of Surrey
  • University of Sussex
  • University of York
Ranking Performance of The 1994 Group:

- St Andrews is the highest ranked institution from the group, placed in the Top 4 nationally in The Times, and Guardian.

- In the Times University Ranking 2010, three members form the 1994 Group made it to the Top 10 list: St Andrews (4th), Durham (8th), and Exeter (9th).

- In the Independent Complete University League Table 2010, Durham is ranked ahead of other members in the group, placed No. 5 in the country. St Andrews is rated 7th, followed by Bath (9th), York (10th), Lancaster (12th), SOAS (15th), Loughborough  (18th), and Leicester (20th).

- In the Guardian University League Table 2010, St Andrews is ranked 3rd in the nation, followed by other members: Bath (9th), Loughborough (10th), York (11th), SOAS (12th), Exeter (13th), Durham (14th), Leicester (15th), Lancaster (16th), Sussex (18th).

- The group is also ranked highly in the international league tables. According to the THES 2008 World Top 200 University Ranking, York and St Andrews made it to the top 100: York is placed at 81st globally, while St Andrews is rated at 83rd globally.

- Birkbeck is placed among the world top 510 institutions in the ARWU 2007.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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