Lang Lang, the globally-renowned Chinese pianist, educator and philanthropist, is to receive an honorary degree from the University of Leeds.

A trail featuring a dozen imaginatively decorated pianos launches across Leeds today.

The Universities of Leeds, York and Sheffield have been awarded funding by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to support more than 250 PhD researchers.

The University is one of the top in the UK for student satisfaction and joint first in the Russell Group of universities.

The University of Leeds has been ranked in the top three UK universities for global funding success, according to new data from Research Fortnight.