Research and Innovation
£96m investment in Engineering & Physical Sciences
Tackling global challenges
Leeds is committed to working across disciplines to help tackle global challenges in areas including:
Expertise in resilient infrastructure, sustainable cities and building sustainable societies is being applied to challenges including social justice and economic sustainability.
Culture is at the heart of exciting plans to galvanise the University’s contribution to the city and region - as well as nationally and internationally - creating a wide range of collaborative opportunities for staff, students and partners.
Energy Leeds brings together researchers to tackle one of the greatest challenges of the 21st Century – maintaining clean, secure and affordable supplies as part of a sustainable energy future.
Leeds has a track record of food and nutrition research which has influenced policy, supported industry on R&D and innovation on issues from sustenance to sustainability.
From leading health informatics and new imaging technologies, to surgical robots and new drug discoveries, Leeds is at the forefront of tackling 21st Century healthcare needs.
We are applying our underpinning scientific knowledge of products and expertise in engineering science to create more efficient and sustainable processes, as well as better products to improve people’s quality of life.
Leeds is home to the largest interdisciplinary water research centre of its kind in the world.
A complete list of our research activities is available in the subject A-Z.
Investment in innovation and enterprise
Innovation in technology-led companies, and new business start-ups, will be boosted by the University Innovation and Enterprise Centre, set to open in 2018. Read more
Big data analytics
Leeds offers state-of-the-art facilities in data analytics and will partner with researchers and organisations to help make the most of the rapidly growing fields of consumer and medical data change Read More