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Research Expertise

The University of Leeds has a strong reputation for conducting interdisciplinary and impact-orientated research across a variety of sectors including Health, Engineering, Environment and Data.

Health
Environment
Data
Engineering
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Health

HEALTH INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM

Research and innovation at the University focuses on some of the most pressing challenges facing healthcare, with world-leading insights into the causes of musculoskeletal disorders, cardiovascular disease, viral infections and cancer. Leeds is also home to leading experts in medical technologies whose groundbreaking research is helping business to accelerate their route to market.

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Environment

UNDERSTANDING ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE

The world is changing both through natural causes and the impact of human activity. These changes affect the whole of society and there is a need to better understand them to provide advice and practical solutions to manage and mitigate their impact. World-leading research at Leeds spans earth sciences, environmental science and sustainability, human and physical geography and transport planning.

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Data

OPTIMISING VALUE FROM DATA

Data analytics research at Leeds is having significant impacts on society, from enhancing cancer guidelines and patient care programmes, to informing commercial strategy and public policy analysis. Society generates a huge volume of complex data each day from simple activities such as travelling on smart motorways, collecting loyalty points and using social media.

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Engineering

FROM NANOSCALE TO ADVANCED ENGINEERING

Research covers all major aspects of engineering and the physical sciences, including cross-cutting themes such as energy, materials, medical engineering and artificial intelligence, with theoretical, experimental and modelling work underpinning all areas. Applying interdisciplinary expertise to tackle industry challenges is central to our way of working.

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