University of Leeds

The University of Leeds is a comprehensive public research university located in Leeds, the third largest city in the United Kingdom. It has a comprehensive academic curriculum, with research and teaching across most of the social and natural sciences and is one of the most comprehensive universities in the United Kingdom, offering over 700 different academic programs in engineering, science, medicine, business, education, law, languages, humanities, arts and many cross-cutting disciplines.

The University, established in 1904, is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK. It is renowned globally for the quality of teaching and research.

University's strategy sets a blueprint for a values-driven university. One that harnesses its expertise in research and education to help shape a better future for humanity, working through collaboration to tackle inequalities, achieve societal impact and drive change.

The University of Leeds has been awarded the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold Award and has been ranked in the top 10 in the UK for research excellence for many years (RAE 2008, REF 2014). In addition, it is ranked 3rd in the UK and 11th in the world by THE World University Impact Ranking, 51st in the world by QS Graduate Employment Competitiveness Ranking, and 101st-125th in the world by THE World University Reputation Ranking.
The city of Leeds, nestled alongside the River Aire, is an administrative hub. It is also a Gamma Global City and is the cultural, financial and commercial center of the West Yorkshire metropolitan area. Leeds is home to four universities and the city has a student population of over 250,000. More than one in ten of Leeds' population are university students
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