There are over 130 universities in the UK. The UK law does not permit setting up of any private universities and hence regularly inspect the existing universities to ensure that they uphold the high standards of teaching, learning and research set up by the Government. The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) is the key body in charge of enforcing and maintaining these standards.
4 of the World’s top 6 universities and 19 out World’s Top 100 Universities are in the UK as per QS World Rankings. UK Universities provide researchers, educators and students excellent research opportunities. A handful of research centric universities forms an elite group called the Russell Group.