2nd in the UK for Agriculture, forestry and food, Guardian University Guide 2022
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.
- 2nd in the UK for Agriculture, forestry and food, Guardian University Guide 2022
- 4th in the UK for Food Science, Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021
- Top 100 in the world for Food Science and Technology, ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021
- 94% student satisfaction for food sciences, and 91% for nutrition and dietetics, National Student Survey 2020
Athena SWAN Bronze award
We have been commended for our strong and continued commitment to gender equality in the form of a prestigious Athena SWAN Bronze award.
- The University of Leeds is among the top 100 universities, QS World University Rankings 2022
- The University of Leeds was named University of the Year in 2017 by The Times and The Sunday Times’ Good University Guide
- University of Leeds students are among the top 5 most targeted by top employers according to The Graduate Market 2021, High Fliers Research
- We are a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities
Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014
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.The Research Excellence Framework was the framework used in 2014.
Unit of assessment: Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science
- 3.06 overall quality profile
- 100% of our research has either ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’ impact
- 100% of our research environment is conducive to producing research of ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ quality
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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.