Read about our transformational research and collaborations that are helping tackle global challenges and advancing knowledge to create a better future.





  • The University focuses research on coronavirus

    Across the University – from arts and humanities to fundamental science and engineering – teams are developing new ideas and redirecting existing research to help the world cope with the pandemic.

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  • Tracking the flow of plastic pollution

    Researchers have been involved in a major study to model the stocks and flows of plastic waste around the world. Despite the enormous scale of the problem, they say there are achievable solutions.

    Research reveals a picture of global waste systems overwhelmed by the volume of plastic waste now being generated.
  • Creating a step change in innovation and entrepreneurship

    We explore how our involvement in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Programme is propelling Leeds onto the international stage.

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  • Annual Review 2018-19

    We reflect on key achievements of our University year and pay tribute to the hard work of our students and staff.

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