University of Leicester
University of Leicester

Continente: Europe

Country: United Kingdom

Address: University Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7RH, United Kingdom

Web Site: www.le.ac.uk



About University of Leicester:

Founded in 1921, in the aftermath of World War I, the University of Leicester was built with the purpose of establishing a living memorial to those who had lost their lives during the conflict. Its motto Ut Vitam Habeant ('so that they may have life') reflects its belief that through research and education, the university would act as a beacon of hope for the future. Granted its Royal Charter in 1957, Leicester is now one of the UK's leading research universities and prides itself on making contributions that have hade a positive impact on public health, culture, society and the environment. The university offers over 350 degree programmes across three academic colleges: medicine, biological sciences and psychology, science and engineering, and arts and humanities. Its ethos emphasises a cross-disciplinary approach, innovation and collaboration. Based in the city of the same name, Leicester has a youthful feel and boasts the largest number of people aged 19 and under in the East Midlands region. Although it’s the tenth largest city in the UK, it has an abundance of green spaces making it easy to escape the hustle and bustle of urban life. Its main campus, which backs onto 69 acres of park land, is often referred to as the university’s ‘back garden'. Leicester is one of the most ethnically diverse areas of the UK and its university lays claim to a long-standing record on social inclusiveness. Among the university’s claims to fame are the invention of genetic fingerprinting in 1984 by Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys and the more recent discovery of King Richard III’s mortal remains in a Leicester council car park.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
World University Rankings 186 181 200 204 178 224 231 228 227 241 236 240

ByField

Field 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agriculture - 296 - - - - - - - - 401-450 401-450
Engineering - - - - - - - - - - - -
Life Sciences - 183 214 182 155 188 199 187 190 216 220 223
Clinical Medicine - 202 181 170 157 172 180 159 161 164 152 152
Natural Sciences - 172 200 246 232 244 276 276 266 - 301-350 301-350
Social Sciences - 207 206 140 234 256 228 215 193 197 218 229

BySubject

Subject 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agricultural Sciences - - - - - - - - - - 451-500 451-500
Chemistryical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - - -
Chemistry - - - - - - - - - - 451-500 451-500
Civil Engineering - - - - - - - - - - - -
Computer Science - - - - - - - - - - - -
Electrical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - - -
Environment / Ecology - - - - - - - - - - - -
Geosciences - - - 146 114 99 105 87 104 101 102 119
Materials Science - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mathematics - - - 227 - - - - 294 - 321 301-350
Mechanical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - - -
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - - - - - - 351-400 401-450
Physics - - - 206 192 209 269 291 271 - 351-400 351-400
Plant & Animal Science - - - - 274 - 261 - - - - 351-400