About the University of Leeds

Established in 1904, the University of Leeds is one of the largest universities in the UK. We’re part of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities and are renowned globally for the quality of our research and teaching.

Facts and figures

Top 100 We’re ranked in the top 100 universities in the world

QS World University Rankings 2025

29 Our staff have been awarded 29 National Teaching Fellowships

39,800 More than 39,800 students are currently studying here

£1.3 billion We contribute £1.3 billion every year to the UK economy

Three We’ve won the Queen’s Anniversary prize three times

Commendation For our enhancement of student learning opportunities

Quality Assurance Agency

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