History, Affiliations and Rankings
University of Leeds was established in 1904 and is one of the largest institutions for higher education in the UK. They are renowned globally for their quality of teaching and research and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities in the UK. The University’s origins date back to the 19th century with the founding of the Leeds School of Medicine in 1831 and then the Yorkshire College of Science in 1874. In 1904, the University was granted charter as an independent institution. The University of Leeds is affiliated with ACU, Association of MBAs, CDIO, EQUIS, EUA, N8 Group, Universities UK, White Rose Consortium and other academic bodies. According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022, the University of Leeds ranks #127 and #16 in the Impact Rankings for 2021.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
Leeds is a great place to live and the University’s campus is only a short walk away from the City Center. Spanning about 100 acres, the University of Leeds campus is an urban infrastructure that still retains the original, historic buildings of the University. The campus also features two galleries with regularly changing exhibitions and is full of outdoor installations to enjoy - including the Spirit of Enterprise/Hermes, Lenten Cover, Decrepit Memories and more. With over 1400 trees, the University of Leeds campus makes for a conducive environment to study and learn. Leeds offers various courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. It offers about 400+ courses through its seven faculties which are - Arts, Humanities and Cultures, Business, Biological Sciences, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Environment, Medicine and Health and Social Sciences.
Accomplishments and Alumni
The University of Leeds is a research powerhouse that was recently awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize, which recognizes the excellence, innovation and impact of the research. Further, the University of Leeds is one of the top 10 most targeted universities by graduate recruiters in the UK and ranked 3rd in the UK for student experience. A top 100 world university, Leeds is also one of the most popular universities in the UK to apply to by Indian students. The University has an alumni network of 281,000 spanning more than 190 countries, Some of the notable alumni of the University of Leeds include, Chris Pine (American Actor), Clare Short (British Politician), Dan Smith (English Singer), Ng?g? wa Thiong'o (Kenyan Writer and Literary Scholar), Jacqui Oatley (English Broadcaster) and Wayne McGregor (British Choreographer). Also, the University is the alma mater of 6 Nobel Laureates.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
For more than a century, the University of Leeds has been welcoming international students who represent 170 countries on the campus. Each year more than 10,000 foreign students choose to study at the University of Leeds. The female to male ratio is 61:39, which means that a majority of the student population comprises female students. A university with a global outlook, Leeds has a pan-global network of research collaborations and partner institutions worldwide. Graduates from the University of Leeds reportedly work at companies like NHS, Deloitte, Amazon, Google and Microsoft.