Making a difference to the world
We are committed to making a difference to the world we live in. We are an outstanding research university, carrying out world-changing research and innovation through international collaboration to maximise global impact.
We aim to provide an outstanding education to attract, excite and retain high-quality students from diverse backgrounds, and equip them to succeed in a competitive global employment market.
Our global research
How plants adapt to climate change
Can a network of collaborations help research make a greater impact? Dr Yoselin Benitez-Alfonso from the School of Biology explains how.
Too much or not enough? Tackling risks to water security
By looking at the whole water system, from extreme weather to processing waste, researchers in the UK, Colombia, Ethiopia, India and Malaysia are finding ways to tackle risks to water security.
Building Africa's capacity in food systems research
A research network is connecting and empowering researchers across Africa for sustainable change in African food systems.
What happens if we fail to adapt to climate change?
Lea Berrang Ford, Professor of Climate and Health at the Priestley International Centre for Climate, explains why reducing carbon emissions is only part of the answer to climate change.
Safe and sustainable fishing in West Africa
How can communities adapt to extreme weather events while safely sourcing seafood? A new climate-smart collaboration holds the answer.
After COP26: putting ideas into action on climate change
Research is at the heart of understanding and combatting climate change. But is this knowledge reaching those in government and elsewhere who need to act?
Accelerating COVID-19 testing in Nigeria – from Ilorin to Leeds and back
Visiting researcher, Dr Oluwapelumi Adeyemi, used his University of Leeds connections to establish a new diagnostic laboratory that has carried out over 1,100 COVID-19 tests in Nigeria.
Facts and figures
Top 100 universities in the world
Top 20 university in the world for sustainability
300 study abroad partners
Partner with us
The International Office team provides support to the University in developing and maintaining partnerships. If you would like to partner with the university, phone phone the International Office on +44 (0)113 343 1153 or email the International Office team via firstname.lastname@example.org.