Universal Values, Global Change

Our academic strategy for the University of Leeds for the next 10 years is rooted in our place in the world and our desire to make a difference.

Read the University Strategy


University of Leeds

The University, established in 1904, is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK. We are renowned globally for the quality of our teaching and research

Our strategy sets a blueprint for a values-driven university. One that harnesses its expertise in research and education to help shape a better future for humanity, working through collaboration to tackle inequalities, achieve societal impact and drive change.


  • Heritage

    A rich history spanning more than a century.

    A side shot of the Great Hall in summer with flowers in the foreground and the Parkinson tower in the background
  • Sign for Art sculpture in Beech Grove Plaza with the Great Hall and Baines Wing in the background.
  • Values and responsibility

    Our values of professionalism, inclusiveness, integrity, community and academic excellence are at the heart of everything we do.

    Students walking and talking outside the Great Hall in summer.
  • Term dates

    From term times to exams, here are the key dates to note in your diary during the University of Leeds academic year.

    The Marjorie and Arnold Ziff building in summer. With people in the foreground and background, walking and meeting at the entrance.
  • Faculties

    A list of the University's seven faculties and their corresponding academic departments and key contacts.

    Students sat on the grass in the sun outside the stage@leeds building with the bronze sculpture by Barbara Hepworth in the foreground.

Facts and figures

170 countries represented

100 A world top 100 university, according to the QS

281,000 alumni in over 190 countries