Excellence and innovation
Our community of researchers brings together excellence and innovation, pushing the frontiers of knowledge and discovery to shape a better future.
This involves creating, nurturing and promoting an environment in which people work together across disciplines and with partners to solve complex problems.
The result is truly transformational fundamental and challenge-led research that advances knowledge and creates solutions to local, national and global challenges.
Research that changes the world
Billions of tonnes of ice lost from Antarctic Ice sheet
Scientists have calculated that the fastest changing Antarctic region - the Amundsen Sea Embayment - has lost more than 3,000 billion tonnes of ice over a 25-year period.
The unique stories of some of our staff and postgraduate researchers' journeys to research.
New children's health research partnership launched in Leeds
Severe childhood illnesses including cancer, life-threatening diseases and mental health conditions are to be the focus of a new multi-million pound research partnership in Leeds.
Where is the next COVID variant, pi?
A virologist explains why omicron is continuing to dominate.
Impressive results with long COVID pacing trial
A pacing rehabilitation programme that helps people with long COVID reduce their symptoms and increase activity levels has shown “impressive” results, say scientists.
First-wave COVID-19 linked to long-term depressive symptoms
People who reported contracting COVID-19 early in the pandemic were twice as likely to experience depressive symptoms 13 months later than those who did not, new research has found.
Building standards failing to deliver healthy ventilation
Building standards are failing to ensure offices, shops, public buildings and homes provide healthy ventilation, say leading experts.
Over a third of office workers “hybrid misfits”
Over a third of office staff are working away from home for more days than they would like, according to new research from the University.
Phone app to support patients coping with long COVID
People with long COVID could be monitored with the aid of a ground-breaking mobile phone app and clinical website.
Facts and figures
90% of the research submitted
4,000 researchers in our postgraduate community
£100 million invested in five years to recruit future academic leaders
The University of Leeds is divided into seven groups known as faculties. Each faculty is subdivided into schools, institutes and centres.
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