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
The Congo River is one of the world’s largest rivers, second only to the Amazon in size, but far less understood.
A research network is connecting and empowering researchers across Africa for sustainable change in African food systems.
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.
How can communities adapt to extreme weather events whilst safely sourcing seafood? Research from the University of Leeds suggests a new climate-smart collaboration holds the answer.
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?
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.
An international team of researchers are connecting Jordan’s creative industries to a new generation of artists, with the aim of preserving a remarkable heritage.
Facts and figures
Top 100 universities in the world
Top 20 university in the world for sustainability
300 study abroad partners