Our position amongst the UK elite for bioscience research was confirmed in the results of the recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) where we were ranked as 6th in the country for research impact.
The assessment also identified that over 80% of biological science research at Leeds has a top quality rating of either "world leading" or "internationally excellent". Read more about our interdisciplinary approaches to research and innovation.
Our teaching and research is delivered via:
To achieve excellence in education and research, and to secure a position in the top 10 life sciences faculties in the UK for both research and student experience.
To pursue our vision, we have identified the following priorities:
We take pride in our teaching and we are committed to providing students with the very best student experience through research-led teaching and excellent academic support. We consistently perform well in the National Student Survey and our commitment to student education has been recognised through external awards to students through schemes such as Science Engineering and Technology (SET) awards and to staff in National Lecturer awards.
Significant investments in our infrastructure contribute to our dynamic and vibrant research environment offering excellent opportunities for leading edge research focused around key areas. These include agriculture, animal and plant sciences, ecology and evolution, membrane biology, cardiovascular research, sports and exercise science, structural molecular biology, immunology, virology, microbiology, neurosciences and tissue engineering.
Our research grant portfolio is derived from a range of sources including charities, research councils, the European Union and industry.
We bring together people from government, business, healthcare and academic to deliver benefits to wider society; this has helped to generate over 20 successful spin-off commercial companies.