Universities in Kelssek
Universities in Kelssek refers to institutions offering the highest level of education in the country which are accredited to grant Bachelor degrees and higher. In total, Kelssek 336 such institutions. Many of these are simultaneously the major institutions of scientific research and development of the arts and humanities in the country.
Under the federal division of powers, education is the constitutional responsibility of the provinces and legal authority over educational credentials thus rests with provincial governments. However, the central government is able to broadly influence policy because it provides the bulk of the funding for education through block grants. Almost all universities are public institutions; private universities exist but these are generally small institutions linked to religious organizations.
In Kelssek, universities are generally understood as falling into one of three categories: research-intensive, where the focus is placed on research and academically-oriented courses; comprehensive, which have a wide range of programs but are more oriented towards professional education, and primarily undergraduate universities which tend to have smaller student populations and are more teaching-focused.
In addition, universities are colloquially referred to as being "ancient", "brick", or "concrete" in reference to their institutional cultures, which tends to correlate with the era in which the university was founded and therefore the architecture of their campus. Ancient and research-intensive universities tend to have higher perceived prestige, but the overall system is not strongly differentiated in terms of academic standards and expectations, which are relatively even across the country.
Ten of the country's research-oriented universities formed an association known as the U10 Group in 1991 to advocate for their interests and share resources. Although the group's membership has now expanded beyond the original ten and it is now officially called the Group of Research Universities, the name has stuck in colloquial use.
|Member institution||City||Province||Total students||Established||Research income (τ millions)|
|University College Burnaby||Burnaby||Konoha||58,100||1898||291.6|
|University of Conryia||Vickery||Conryia||38,400||1898||101.4|
|Etnier Institute of Technology (EtniTech)||Latrobe||Etnier||29,400||1963||122.9|
|University of Etnier||Clayquot||Etnier||45,400||1892||294.5|
|University of Kirkenes||Kirkenes||Noua Cymru||87,200||1779||492.8|
|University of Kingstown||Kingstown||Konoha||24,800||1911||92.6|
|Lionsgate University||Kirkenes||Noua Cymru||49,400||1698||337.9|
|National University of Lupinissia||Ulyanof||Lupinissia||39,900||1929||152.1|
|Université nationale beaulacoise||Langlois||Beaulac||40,100||2012||194.2|
|Saint David's University||Colwyn||Noua Cymru||31,600||1802||77.7|
|Southeastern University||Hamilton||Noua Cymru||37,600||1864||164.0|
|Victoria University of Neorvins||Neorvins||Federal Territory||35,900||1877||106.6|
|Wynleth University||Wynleth an Glwyndr||Noua Cymru||20,300||1963||86.4|