The University of Leeds traces its roots to Leeds School of Medicine established in 1831 in West Yorkshire, England. The University of Leeds has a large student body and as part of the Russell Group ranks 10th among universities in the U.K for research grants. The university employs about 8,000 staff and professional employees. Approximately 33,300 undergraduate and graduate student attend the University of Leeds. The University of Leeds attracts many applicants for their Physics program, MBA program and health care programs.
'Endless possibilities' for bio-nanotechnology
Scientists from the University of Leeds have taken a crucial step forward in bio-nanotechnology, a field that uses biology to develop new tools for science, technology and medicine.
Breakthrough allows researchers to watch molecules 'wiggle'
A new crystallographic technique developed at the University of Leeds is set to transform scientists' ability to observe how molecules work.
Grouse moor burning causes widespread environmental changes
Evidence of the environmental effects of moorland burning is published today in the first authoritative scientific study on the subject, with the aim of relieving tensions on both sides of the grouse moor ...
Flying fish – from Africa to the Amazon
(Phys.org) —Scientists have uncovered the natural fertiliser contained within Saharan dust that plays an important role in the health of the Amazon rainforest when it is blown across the Atlantic: fish ...
'Office life' of bacteria may be their weak spot
Scientists at the University of Leeds think we may be able to drown deadly bacteria in their own paperwork.
Peacock's train is not such a drag
The magnificent plumage of the peacock may not be quite the sacrifice to love that it appears to be, University of Leeds researchers have discovered.
Global importance of pollinators underestimated
(Phys.org) —Declines in populations of pollinators, such as bees and wasps, may be a key threat to nutrition in some of the most poorly fed parts of the globe, according to new research.
New satellite maps out Napa Valley earthquake
Scientists have used a new Earth-observation satellite called Sentinel-1A to map the ground movements caused by the earthquake that shook up California's wine-producing Napa Valley on 24 August 2014.
Mimicking natural evolution with 'promiscuous reactions' to improve the diversity of drugs
A revolutionary new scientific method developed at the University of Leeds will improve the diversity of 'biologically active molecules', such as antibiotics and anti-cancer agents.
Microscopic 'Saturn of the Moors' discovered
A species of alga that resembles the planet Saturn has been discovered for the first time in the British Isles.
Sustainable skincare range created from waste products of grapes
University of Leeds spin-out Keracol Limited has teamed up with Marks & Spencer to produce a natural skin care range using the waste products of grapes.
Celebrating the work of a neglected scientific pioneer
A University of Leeds academic has shed important new light on the fascinating story of a pioneer whose contribution to one of science's biggest discoveries has long been overlooked.
The 'microbial garden' taking the shine off glaciers
The first ecological study of an entire glacier has found that microbes drastically reduce surface reflectivity and have a non-negligible impact on the amount of sunlight that is reflected into space.
Antarctica's ice losses on the rise
Three years of observations show that the Antarctic ice sheet is now losing 159 billion tonnes of ice each year – twice as much as when it was last surveyed.
Amazon rainforest survey could improve carbon offset schemes
(Phys.org) —Carbon offsetting initiatives could be improved with new insights into the make-up of tropical forests.