Faculty of Environment

Addressing global challenges

Our research is highly interdisciplinary, bringing together expert knowledge to address the major challenges facing society today

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Energy switching decisions could widen social inequalities

New research has found that new energy tariffs designed for a low carbon future could leave people on bad deals even worse off

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in the world for Geology and Geophysics

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in the UK for Food Science and Nutrition

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in the world for Transportation Science and Technology

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Join us from 12-17 April for our Postgraduate Virtual Open Days.

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As the UK prepares to host the next UN climate change conference, the University of Leeds is convening a week of events in April 2021.

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Join us for a new series of live webinars, developed for high school and college students.

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Dr Edward Pope of the UK Met Office explores AFRICAP research to mitigate impacts of weather extremes on African lives and livelihoods.

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We deliver events and activities to showcase this fascinating subject area to students at schools and colleges across the UK.

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The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset.

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