University of Leeds

Et augebitur scientia

United Kingdom

The University of Leeds  is dedicated to the creation, dissemination and application of knowledge.  In addition, we aim to provide a wide range of opportunities for students and staff, ensuring excellence in every aspect of student education, research and innovation and promoting enterprise and creativity. 

The University of Leeds received its Charter as an independent institution from Edward VII in 1904.  Since, Leeds has developed into one of the top UK universities for research and impact power.  Over 80% of our research has a top quality rating of either “world leading” or “internationally excellent” securing the University 10th place for research power.  Our research impact power, outside academia, is significant; securing the University 9th position in the Research Excellence Framework 2014.

Our pursuit of academic excellence and our ever increasing knowledge base provides a springboard to address major global challenges across a broad range of disciplines including high impact work in health, water, food, energy, culture and cities.  Our experts represent their fields in global and national organisations, such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the UK Food Standards Agency.

We have an impressive range of facilities to support our research, from special collections and archives, digital resources, data analytics, robotics, simulation and imaging to nanofabrication.  Bioelectronics are being developed in our nano-technology clean rooms, outdoor clothing can be tested for warmth and wear in our technical textiles lab, and car safety is being improved in our driving simulator. 

We are one of the largest research-based institutions in the UK and in 2013 we secured 615 new awards totalling £146m of income.  We are shaping our world, from developing innovative health technologies to illuminating the cultural significance of literature and landscapes.  We're also one of the main centres for postgraduate teaching in the country, with a vibrant post-graduate community over 8,000 students from all over the UK and another 144 countries.

 

University of the Year 2017

The University of Leeds has been named University of the Year 2017 by The Times and The Sunday Times’ Good University Guide.

The award follows another year of exceptional student satisfaction levels, where Leeds secured 90% satisfaction in the recent 2016 National Student Survey (NSS). The University also reaches an all-time high in the overall Sunday Times statistical rankings, which creates a league table of universities across the UK based on a broad range of measures. Underpinning the University’s outstanding performance – which sees it rising to 13th place overall - are strong results in student experience, high entry standards, services and facilities, and graduate prospects.

“The University of Leeds thoroughly deserves our University of the Year for prioritising students' needs first to last.” ALASTAIR MCCALL, EDITOR OF THE GOOD UNIVERSITY GUIDE

 


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Do you have the ability to provide the strategic vision and leadership necessary to lead the School to successfully develop and deliver the School’s plans through inspiring, motivating and developing staff to achieve their full potential? Are you passionate about delivering world-leading resear...

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Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have experience of working in a research laboratory/research environment at a postgraduate level? Are you looking to establish a research career in Science or Engineering at one of the UK’s leading research intensive u...

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Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a background in decision making under deep uncertainty? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research-intensive Universities?   Making decisions under conditions of deep uncertai...

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09 Mar 2020
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Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have an established background in either Plant Molecular Biology or Cryo-Electron Microscopy? Do you want to further your career in one of the UKs leading research intensive Universities?   We are looking for...

Lecturer in Pure Mathematics

University of Leeds

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£41,526 to £49,553 p.a.

10 Mar 2020
26 Apr 2020

Do you have a proven ability to carry out teaching and research in Pure Mathematics? Are you passionate about delivering an exceptional student experience in a research-intensive Russell Group University?   The School of Mathematics invites applications from academics who have an exce...

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11 Mar 2020
09 Apr 2020

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a background in numerical modelling? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?   You will be a key member of the UK Natural Environment Research Council ...

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17 Mar 2020
05 Apr 2020

Are you an early career researcher looking for a challenge? Do you have a background in molecular biology or plant science?  Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?   Regulating gene expression to produce the appropriate leve...

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18 Mar 2020
17 May 2020

Are you looking to apply your skills in reaction chemistry and engineering to the development of new approaches for defence against chemical warfare agents? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities? We are seeking a Research Fellow in Re...

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19 Apr 2020

Do you have experience of teaching Food Science at undergraduate and postgraduate level with an established background in Physical Chemistry or Food Processing? Are you passionate about delivering an exceptional student experience in a research-intensive Russell Group University?   As...

Key staff:

Chancellor: Professor Dame Jane Francis

Pro-Chancellor: David Gray

Vice-Chancellor: Sir Alan Langlands

Awards:

Ranked in the Top 100 universities in the QS world university rankings 2020 - one of only 18 UK universities

The times and The Sunday Times' University of the Year in 2017

Our staff have been awarded 25 National Teachng Fellowships - more than any other university

A member of the Russel Group of research-intensive universities

Part of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), which comprises 23 research-intensive institutions spanning six continents

A top 10 university for research power in the UK according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework

Awarded the Queen's Anniversary prize, the countries highest accolade for an academic institution, in 2009 and 2011

In our latest audit by the Quality Assurance Agency the University received a commendation, the highest category of praise available, for our enhancement of student learning opportunities

Key facts:

Students Numbers

Undergraduates: < 27,000
Postgraduates: < 10,000

Staff

8700 from more than 100 different countries