Universities in Kelssek

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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.

The "U10"

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.

Current members

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
Desjardins University Outineau Beaulac 37,500 1797 292.5
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
Université Lafleur Saint-Rémy Beaulac 44,700 1662 102.5
Lionsgate University Kirkenes Noua Cymru 49,400 1698 337.9
McEachearn University Pembina Wenerdere 41,800 1966 98.4
Midlariat University Torbay Kewatin 20,500 1896 84.2
Myers University Mazinaw Conryia 32,800 1934 121.9
National University of Lupinissia Ulyanof Lupinissia 39,900 1929 152.1
Université nationale beaulacoise Langlois Beaulac 40,100 2012 194.2
Université d'Outineau Outineau Beaulac 56,400 1825 235.2
Sabourin University Laneux Roites 33,700 1950 87.3
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
Watterson University Latrobe Etnier 41,200 1961 94.3
Wynleth University Wynleth an Glwyndr Noua Cymru 20,300 1963 86.4