University of Leeds

University of Leeds

The University of Leeds is in the top 100 universities in the world and part of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities.

"By working together we can develop practical solutions to real needs based on world-class research."

With five subject areas in the top 50 QS World Ranking (English, Geography, Education, Communication and Media and Earth Sciences), it offers 560 first-degree and 300 postgraduate-degree courses to around 30,000 students.

Our academics lead pioneering research that addresses global challenges, in areas such as energy, water and climate change, human health and wellbeing. The University works in interdisciplinary teams to find innovative solutions to global problems and strengthens communities through its outreach and public engagement. We strive to create, advance and disseminate knowledge as well as developing outstanding graduates who will make a major impact upon global society.

Supported by over £6 million of investment, Leeds’ 14 ‘sector hubs’ provide a focussed and strategic gateway to developing partnerships with industry and other partners. By working together we can develop practical solutions to real needs based on world-class research. This approach marries external market demand with our recognised research and innovation strengths, is challenge driven, applying research excellence to issues of national and international importance and makes our research relevant to industry and external partners.

The 14 Sector hubs are: Climate and geohazard services, Cultural and creative industries, Digital technologies, Energy, Food security, Health services, High value chemical manufacture, Medical technologies, Pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical, Professional services, Social care, Stratified medicine, Transport systems and Water, which is the largest university based water research in the UK.

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