The University of Leeds was founded in 1904, but its origins go back to the nineteenth century with the founding of the Leeds School of Medicine in 1831 and then the Yorkshire College of Science in 1874.
The strength of our academic expertise combined with the breadth of disciplines we cover, provides a wealth of opportunities and has real impact on the world in cultural, economic and societal ways.
The University strives to achieve academic excellence within an ethical framework informed by our values of integrity, equality and inclusion, community and professionalism.
The University of Leeds belongs to the top 100 universities in the world and the top 50 universities in Europe.
(in the world)
|Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities||2018||101||35|
|Times Higher Education World University Rankings||2019||153||71|
|QS World University Rankings||2020||93||30|