News

Leeds reaches new heights

Published
Friday 28th September, 2012
Categories
University

90% of Leeds students rate their course as intellectually stimulating, according to the 2012 National Student Survey. Leeds' student union was ranked as one of the country's best.

China and the West

Published
Tuesday 18th September, 2012
Categories
Business & Economy

China's investment in the European Union is rising but remains a tiny fraction of the country's overseas investments, according to research from Leeds University Business School.

Food security effects of climate change will be felt in 10 years

Published
Wednesday 12th September, 2012
Categories
Environment

Research released today shows that within the next 10 years large parts of Asia can expect increased risk of more severe droughts, which will impact regional and possibly even global food security.

Meeting a Maestro

Published
Monday 10th September, 2012
Categories
Arts & Culture

World famous Chinese concert pianist, Lang Lang, was welcomed to the 17th Leeds International Piano Competition yesterday by Dame Fanny Waterman.

Droughts could profoundly harm river life

Published
Monday 10th September, 2012
Categories
Environment
Science

Critically low water levels in many rivers could lead to the partial collapse of food webs that support aquatic life, according to a study co-authored by a University of Leeds researcher.

Bigger thinking needed to make farming more sustainable

Published
Monday 10th September, 2012
Categories
Environment
Environment

A larger-scale approach to sustainable farming could be more beneficial for wildlife than our current system of farm-based payments, according to University of Leeds researchers.

Loss of tropical forests reduces rain

Published
Wednesday 5th September, 2012
Categories
Environment

Deforestation can have a significant effect on tropical rainfall, new research confirms. The findings have potentially devastating impacts for people living in and near the Amazon and Congo forests.

Feline friends?

Published
Tuesday 4th September, 2012
Categories
Science
Health

A report showing that 350,000 people in the UK become infected with the Toxoplasma parasite each year has raised new concerns about its risks and has prompted a rethink of the dangers posed by cats.

Claire's Paralympic victory

Published
Monday 3rd September, 2012
Categories
University

The University of Leeds congratulates alumna Claire Cashmore who won a silver medal in the Women's 100m SB8 breaststroke final at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.