Read about our transformational research and collaborations that are helping tackle global challenges and advancing knowledge to create a better future.
Wild Ingleborough - one year on
A look back at the first year of a multi-partner conservation project aiming to restore wildlife habitats in the Ingleborough area.
Climate Plan reports
Updates on delivering the key climate commitments in our Climate Plan.
The University of Leeds Climate Plan
In this Spotlight article, we lay out our pathway to a low carbon future.
World Changers - celebrating impactful research
Discover our essay collection of transformative research by some of our early careers researchers.
Global weather research recognised by Queen's award
A Queen's Anniversary Prize - the UK’s highest accolade for universities and colleges - has been awarded to the University of Leeds for research into tropical weather systems and climate science.
Research key to UK bioscience
A look at some of our research funded by The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, which invests around a quarter of a billion pounds a year on research and training in universities.
Leeds and COP26 – getting the world to net-zero
Leeds researchers are helping to make the UN climate summit a success, to shift the world rapidly to net-zero emissions and avoid the worst impacts of the climate crisis.
Leeds International Piano Competition 2021
One of the foremost classical music competitions in the world has begun. Sixteen cities – including New York, Berlin and Seoul - will host the virtual first round, with 62 pianists competing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Inside Future Fashion Factory
Researchers at the University of Leeds are working closely with industry to transform the UK’s luxury fashion and textiles sector.
Going with the flow: the 'hidden science' of fluid dynamics
Fluid dynamics is central to understanding much of the world, from the way gases circulate around planets, to improved manufacturing and modelling of blood flow. So what is fluid dynamics and why is it so important?
The scientists with the Midas touch
Scientists at the University of Leeds have created the world’s thinnest gold, which is just two atoms thick. The breakthrough represents a landmark in the development of ultra-thin materials.
Yorkshire Sculpture International takes shape on campus
Celebrates our role in Yorkshire Sculpture International, providing a platform for contemporary artists from around the world.
Our extraordinary research: why Leeds
We explore why UKRI, the UK’s biggest public funder of research and innovation, is marking its anniversary event at the University of Leeds.
At the heart of regenerative medicine
Two Leeds professors have developed a process to wash DNA out of tissue so that it's safer to implant.
Award shines a light on Terahertz technology at Leeds
The University of Leeds School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering is leading the way in terahertz frequency research on a global level.