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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Professor of Statistics

University of Leeds

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31 Aug 2021

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Professor of Digital Education

University of Leeds

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United Kingdom


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26 Jun 2021
31 Aug 2021

Do you have an excellent track record of research outputs, funding and leadership in the field of Digital Education? Would you like the opportunity to lead a strong group of researchers and teachers in a Russell Group University? Would you like to develop and lead an outstanding research c...

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Lecturer in Global Health

University of Leeds

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United Kingdom


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£41,526 to £49,553 p.a.

12 Jul 2021
22 Aug 2021

Are you an academic with proven abilities to carry out teaching and research in global health? Are you able to use your expertise to support or complement our existing strengths in the School of Politics and International Studies? Are you passionate about delivering an exceptional student ...

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£23,067 to £26,715 p.a.

12 Jul 2021
05 Aug 2021

Are you an excellent creative, experienced in producing design for print and digital assets? Do you have excellent graphic and digital design software skills? Are you able to make a positive contribution to a School of Design as an in-house designer and technician? We are looking for ...

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£27,511 to £32,817 p.a.

12 Jul 2021
05 Aug 2021

Are you a market research professional looking for a new challenge? Do you have experience in planning and delivering quantitative and qualitative market research and analysis projects? Are you self-motivated, organised, with attention to detail and excellent communications skills?   ...

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