Climate change could expand the agricultural feasibility of the global boreal region by 44 per cent by the end of the century, according to new research.

A Leeds City Region team has successfully bid for a place on a prestigious leadership programme run by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), one of the world’s top universities.

A new generation of ultra-sensitive detectors has opened up the use of infrared wavelengths for a large number of new applications that could improve people’s lives, according to researchers.

A £9.2m research programme focused on improving policy making in Africa, to develop sustainable and productive agricultural systems which are resistant to climate change, has been launched.

Leeds has been recognised as one of the most international universities in a new ranking, which places the institution among the top 50 in the world.