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Leading the world in environmental research and teaching

It’s official. We’re University of the Year The University is proud to announce that we have been named University of the Year 2017 by The Times and The Sunday Times’ Good University Guide. People and bicycle in motion Cars on freeway

The world is changing - through natural causes and the impact of human activity. These changes affect the whole of society and there is a growing need to understand them to provide advice and practical solutions to manage and mitigate their impact.

The Faculty of Environment is a world-leader in responding to global challenges with over 400 staff actively engaged in research and teaching across a wide range of topics, covering earth sciences, environmental science and sustainability, human and physical geography and transport planning. Our integrated programmes of study offer exciting opportunities to work alongside research leaders and to develop the skills and knowledge required by future decision-makers, industry leaders and informed global citizens.  

Take a look at how we might help you to meet your goals.

A warm welcome.

Andy Dougill,

Dean of Faculty

Professor Peter Woodward

Professor Peter Woodward has been announced as a new Chair in High Speed Rail Engineering at the University of Leeds. 

The appointment of Professor Woodward, who is currently an industry sponsored Professor of High Speed Rail at Heriot-Watt University, comes at an important time in the growth and development of the University and the City.