Top five in the UK for Nutrition and Food Science, Guardian University Guide 2024
We are globally renowned for our teaching and research across the whole spectrum of food, from the molecular level to how food affects our body and how our diet is influencing our health. We have just over 600 students from almost 50 countries studying with us.
The quality of our research, and the funding it attracts, means we’re able to invest in world-class facilities and academic staff who are actively engaged in cutting-edge research, which means you will be taught by internationally renowned, inspirational academics working at the top of their fields.
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- Top five in the UK for Nutrition and Food Science, Guardian University Guide 2024
- Top ten in the UK for Food Science, Complete University Guide 2024
- Top 50 in the world for Food Science and Technology, ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022
- The University of Leeds is among the top 75 universities, QS World University Rankings 2024
- University of Leeds students are among the top 10 most targeted by top employers, The Graduate Market 2023, High Fliers Research
- We are a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities
- 100% of our submitted research environment was classified as being conducive to producing research of either world-leading or internationally excellent quality in terms of vitality and sustainability, Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021
We have been commended for our strong and continued commitment to gender equality in the form of a prestigious Athena SWAN Bronze award.
Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021
Every six years, the UK’s four higher education funding bodies undertake an exercise to measure the quality of research undertaken by UK higher education institutions (HEIs). The funding bodies use the outcomes to inform the allocation of their research funding to HEIs.
Unit of assessment: Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science
- 100% of our submitted research environment was classified as being conducive to producing research of either world-leading or internationally excellent quality in terms of vitality and sustainability
- 91% of our submitted research outputs are classed as world-leading or internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigor
- 86% of research activity is rated as either ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent
- 66% of our submitted research has impact classed as ‘world-leading or internationally excellent’
Industrial Advisory Board
Our Industrial Advisory Board comprises academics and representatives from industry. The Board provides a strategic view from the industrial community on our research, student education, innovation, and external engagement activities.