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Consortia Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    consortia See consortium
Consortia Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    consortium n : an association of companies for some definite purpose [syn: pool, syndicate] [also: consortia (pl)]
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A consortium is an association of two or more individuals, companies, organizations or governments (or any combination of these entities) with the objective of participating in a common activity or pooling their resources for achieving a common goal.

Consortium is a Latin word, meaning 'partnership, association or society' and derives from consors 'partner', itself from con- 'together' and sors 'fate', meaning owner of means or comrade.

The Committee on Institutional Cooperation and Five Colleges, Inc., along with the Claremont Consortium are among of the oldest and most successful higher education consortia in the United States. The Committee on Institutional Cooperation includes the members of the Big Ten athletic conference plus the University of Chicago. The participants in Five Colleges, Inc. are: Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Another example of a successful consortium is the Five Colleges of Ohio of Ohio: Oberlin College, Ohio Wesleyan University, Kenyon College, College of Wooster and Denison University. The Claremont Colleges consist of Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, and the Keck Graduate Institute. These consortia have pooled the resources of their member colleges and the university to share human and material assets as well as to link academic and administrative resources.

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  • CRH, PE firms mull bids for entire Lafarge-Holcim portfolio -sources
    * Four private equity consortia also set to bid -sources LONDON, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Irish cement maker CRH is exploring a bid for all the assets rivals Lafarge and Holcim must sell to steer their mega-merger past competition watchdogs, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. Four consortia of private equity firms are also eyeing the whole portfolio, wi Read more on this news related to 'Consortia'
  • Global Stem Cells Group Signs Consortia Innovas, SA to Exclusive Representative Contract for Chile Territory
    Global Stem Cells Group has announced an exclusive representative contract with Chilean health management, development and biotechnology company Consortia Innovas, SA. (PRWeb September 15, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/GlobalStemCellsGroup/ConsortiaInnovas/prweb12168594.htm Read more on this news related to 'Consortia'
  • New gene research helps pinpoint prostate cancer risk
    A consortia of research hubs around the world encompassing 150 researchers has analysed more than 10 million genetic markers in 80,000 men with prostate cancer. "We now have 100 genetic regions and no other cancer has had this many loci identified to be associated with it. What we are looking for is the combination effect of how these loci work together and h Read more on this news related to 'Consortia'

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