Welcome to the RUGIT website

This is the home page for the Special Interest Group comprising IT Heads from the leading UK Research Universities. Membership is automatically available to all Universities within the defined 'Russell Group', and in addition representatives of a small number of other organisations have been invited to attend the meetings.

RUGIT is the acronym for Russell Universities Group IT Directors forum, and is an independent body funded purely by the membership.

Our primary objective is to promote understanding and awareness of the application of IT in research-led universities in the United Kingdom and, in so doing, to improve facilities, information systems and services in member institutions.