School of Earth and Environment
in the world for Earth Sciences
ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022
'world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent'
Submitted research - REF 2021
in the world for Environmental Sciences
QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023
Research and innovation
We are a major international powerhouse for environmental research that has wide-ranging and positive impacts on the world that we live in. Our research is carried out within five institutes which represent our core research areas, but much of our work is cross-cutting, tackling complex global challenges.
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Global weather research recognised by Queen's award
A Queen's Anniversary Prize - the UK’s highest accolade for universities and colleges - has been awarded to the University of Leeds for research into tropical weather systems and climate science.