The University of Leicester was founded as Leicester and Rutledge College in 1918 in Leicester, England. In 1957, the University of Leicester was given its Royal Charter. Today, the University of Leicester has nearly 15,500 undergraduate and graduate students. The six faculties of the university are: Medicine and Biological Studies, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Science Faculty of Social Science and Education, and Faculty of Engineering. The University of Leicester is noted for its high level of complex research, including astrophysics, biochemistry and genetics. The School of Engineering is ranked exceptionally high throughout Europe.
The University of Leicester is spearheading the development of new power generation technologies for space exploration as part of a European Space Agency funded programme.
Scientists have discovered the fossil of an unusual large-bodied 'nude' sea-creature from half a billion years ago.
Whenever we think about extinct animals we often imagine them eating their favourite meals, whether it be plants, other animals or a combination of both.
International scientists, including researchers from the University of Leicester, are using space sensors to monitor the health of land around the River Ganges in India, home to approximately 500 million people.
An international collaboration of scientists, led by the University of Leicester, has investigated Earth's climate over half a billion years ago by combining climate models and chemical analyses of fossil shells about 1mm ...
New research has revealed how the history of life can be distorted by the ways animals decompose and lose body parts as they decay—and the ways in which decayed bodies ultimately become fossilised.
A Leicester mathematician has developed a theory to explain 'heating by cooling', where the temperature of a granular gas increases while the total energy drops down—a peculiar phenomenon which can be observed both on Earth ...
Researchers from the University of Leicester, working with an international team of geologists, have discovered an enigmatic fossil of a 450 million year-old creature resembling a tiny ice-cream cone.
The international working group, which includes geologists Jan Zalasiewicz, Mark Williams and Colin Waters, from the University of Leicester's School of Geography, Geology and the Environment and archaeologist Matt Edgeworth ...
Immense northern storms on Saturn can disturb atmospheric patterns at the planet's equator, finds the international Cassini mission in a study led by Dr Leigh Fletcher from the University of Leicester.