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Association of American Universities

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The Association of American Universities (AAU) is an organization of research universities devoted to maintaining a strong system of academic research and education. It consists of sixty U.S. universities (both public and private), and two universities in Canada.

AAU was founded in 1900 by a group of fourteen Ph.D.-granting universities in the U.S. to strengthen and standardize U.S. doctoral programs. Today, the primary purpose of the AAU is to provide a forum for the development and implementation of institutional and national policies promoting strong programs in academic research and scholarship and undergraduate, graduate, and professional education.

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  • Clark University (1900 - 1999) - Left because its mission focus had changed from research to undegraduate education.

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