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The University of Leeds is a research-intensive university in Yorkshire, northern England. It is a large campus-based university with its main campus located just north of Leeds city centre.
It offers a wide range of academic subjects from classics and medieval studies to molecular medicine, physics, astronomy, engineering, law and politics. The University has its own long-established medical school, a number of active research institutes, and a ‘triple accredited’ business school.
The University’s history dates back to 1831 and was known as Yorkshire College (part of a federal university alongside the colleges which eventually became the University of Liverpool and the University of Manchester). It became a university in its own right in the early 1900s.
It is a member of a number of research networks and groups including the prestigious Russell Group of Research intensive universities. The University is consistently ranks extremely highly in national and global university rankings and can boast six Nobel Prize winners amongst its alumni.