Leeds is building on its existing research strengths and commitments to interdisciplinary working. We are making major investments in academic staff and facilities across the next five years, including 250 early academic fellowships.


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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Leeds is home to the largest interdisciplinary water research centre of its kind in the world.
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A complete list of our research activities is available in the subject A-Z.
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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

News

Unlocking the secrets of consumer behaviour

Working with Business, Technology
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Supercoiled DNA is far more dynamic than the “Watson-Crick” double helix

Science
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Art partnership sealed between gallery and university

Arts & Culture, University
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Offshore wind farms could be more risky for gannets than previously thought

Environment
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Icelandic volcano’s toxic gas is treble that of Europe’s industry

Environment, Science
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If you’re sitting down, don’t sit still, new research suggests

Health
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First glimpses of motor proteins in action

Science, Technology
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Spotlight

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

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