At Leeds Metropolitan University we are committed to building our reputation and research profile; within our region, nationally and internationally as stated in our Strategic Plan. With over 600 academic staff we cover a wide range of research disciplines.
In the last Research Assessment Exercise, the ‘quality, reach and significance’ of our research was rated as ‘world-class’ across all four of our faculties. We are continuing to expand and enhance our research base through our Institutes and Centres, creating a strong and sustainable research environment for our staff and students.
We have strong commercial links and our research is applied directly to industry, giving practical solutions and innovations to businesses; and we add value to the local economy through education, research and knowledge transfer.
We have over 600 academic staff within the University with expertise in a vast range of subjects. We also have an ‘Experts Directory’ which gives the details of the research experts who are happy to speak to the media.
Research for Business
Research and innovation can be costly to maintain in-house, so utilising our knowledge and resources is a cost effective way to stay ahead of the competition.
With over 600 academic research staff across a broad range of subject areas we are at the forefront of knowledge in many fields. We have strong links to industry and our research is applied directly to commerce, giving practical solutions and innovations to real businesses.
Working together with our strongly innovative research teams, we can push the boundaries of possibility and seek new knowledge which will enable your business to evolve. To find out more visit our services to business pages.
We offer a wide range of research awards with three intakes per year. So if you are looking for a change of career, a promotion or the opportunity to enjoy the challenge of researching a topic of your choice then this may be the route for you.
Research Institutes & Centres
Our Institutes and Centres provide the environment for growing a research culture, demonstrating our expertise of international excellence from across the University. This collaborative approach helps us to provide solutions to important issues of a modern society.
We can now boast three research institutes which are working towards growing our internationally excellent research capability in the areas of Health & Wellbeing, Sustainability and Sport, Physical Activity & Leisure.
Our research centres are dedicated to achieving research excellence in specialist fields. These areas have been selected from our University’s wide research portfolio as areas in which we excel.
Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014
In the last Research Assessment Exercise, the ‘quality, reach and significance’ of our research was rated as ‘world-class’ across all four of our faculties. In this year’s Research Excellence Framework review 2014, we are keen to demonstrate our progress on expanding and enhancing our research base through our Institutes and Centres, creating a strong and sustainable research environment for our staff and students and evidencing the impact we make through our applied research.