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.
A new study shows unprecedented heat is likely to lead to the next mass…More on Extreme heat likely to cause next mass extinction
New measurements of how the boundary between onshore glaciers and floating…More on Antarctica’s glacial border migrates for miles with the tide
The University of Leeds hosted the European Space Agency’s 12th…More on New satellite-aided research explored at European Space Agency Conference
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.