University of Leicester
At the heart of the UK, Leicester is a leading university committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching.
Celebrating diversity among our staff and students; widening participation in higher education; engaging with local, national and international communities – all of these are part of what we do and who we are.
Founded in 1921 as a memorial to the Great War, the University of Leicester has a proud history of ambitious projects that lead to amazing discoveries.
This is where genetic fingerprinting was invented in 1984 and home of the team who found King Richard III. We are also world-renowned for our space research – each year, for over 60 years, we have had an instrument operating in space.
In our second century, we will continue to aspire to be the very best in everything that we do.