Exeter is a member of the Russell Group, 24 leading UK universities which are committed to maintaining thevery best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience and unrivalled links with business andthe public sector. Exeter is ranked 12th out of more than 100 UK universities in the Times league table andwas the Sunday Times University of the Year in 2012. Exeter has won three Queen’s Anniversary Prizes forits research. We have research strength in depth across all disciplines. In the 2014 Research AssessmentExercise, which evaluates the quality of research at UK Universities, Exeter was placed 16th nationally and13th within the Russell Group. Over 82% of the research that Exeter does assessed as either world leading orinternationally excellent. The EXE research team are based at the Camborne School of Mines (CSM) and thenew Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) in Cornwall. CSM was founded in 1888 and is a worldleading centre for innovative research on responsible mining and sustainable use of natural resources. TheESI has been enabled by the EU Regional Development Fund (£22.9m) and boasts state-of-the-art facilitiesto conduct interdisciplinary research spanning three interrelated themes: Clean technologies, Naturalenvironment and Social science and sustainability.