Call for ‘Ivy League of the North’ to rival world’s best universities

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The N8 Research Partnership is a group of eight of the most research-focused universities in the North of England.

Among them is the University of Liverpool, which was announced as the latest Northern Powerhouse Partner at yesterday’s education summit.

A Government spokesperson said: “The university joins more than 120 strong businesses and organisations supporting Government’s vision for a super-connected, globally competitive Northern economy with a flourishing private sector, a highly-skilled population and world-renowned civic and business leadership.”