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|About||The official account for the University of Leicester. Follow us to keep up to date with the latest news and events from the University.|
At Leicester, we’re proud to do things a bit differently. We believe that our world-changing research produces the highest quality teaching and will inspire you to go further.
We are consistently ranked highly in the major national league tables out of over 120 universities and we are ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world by the QS World University Rankings and rated 5 stars for excellence.
Today our University is a lively, energetic and global community, in which dedicated and talented people are anticipating, working towards and helping to shape the future. We envision being a University which is open to talent, not privilege and accessible to everyone with the ability to benefit from higher education.
This is what makes the Leicester experience unique.
Runner up - University of the Year Times/Sunday Times University Guide 2014
Ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world by the QS World University
Times Higher’s University of the Year 2008-9
Times Higher Education Awards winner 2007-2013
|Founded||In 1921 The Leicestershire and Rutland University College was founded. In 1957 Leicester gained University Status by Royal Charter|