A new generation of ultra-sensitive detectors has opened up the use of infrared wavelengths for a large number of new applications that could improve people’s lives, according to researchers.

A £9.2m research programme focused on improving policy making in Africa, to develop sustainable and productive agricultural systems which are resistant to climate change, has been launched.

Leeds has been recognised as one of the most international universities in a new ranking, which places the institution among the top 50 in the world.

A study led by the University of Leeds has found that no country currently meets its citizens’ basic needs at a globally sustainable level of resource use.

International students in Leeds contribute a net £390m to the UK economy, a new study has found.