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A mysterious lead coffin found close to the site of Richard III's hastily dug grave at the Grey Friars friary has been opened and studied by experts from the University of Leicester’s Archaeological Services (ULAS).
The University is investing £32 million in a brand new, state-of-the-art Centre for Medicine building, and is seeking to raise an additional £10 million through an ambitious fundraising campaign to complete the build.
New film footage reveals for the first time details of the potential killer blow that claimed the life of King Richard III
We have a launched a new Graduate Scholarship offering a 50% discount on tuition fees for postgraduate taught courses (Masters, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate). The scholarship will be awarded to Home/ EU students who graduate with a 2.1 or above at the end of the 2014-5 academic year.
Join us for a free day of family-friendly activities celebrating the University of Leicester’s discovery, identification and study of the last Plantagenet King.
University works with Leicester’s Hospitals to evaluate revolutionary breath test device which detects lung cancer in early stages.
We are offering a number of Research Council PhD studentships across a range of disciplines. We're seeking the sharpest minds, the next wave of innovators to join us in pushing the boundaries of understanding. In exchange, you will receive financial backing and the support of an inclusive and collaborative research community.
Our free ‘England in the Time of King Richard III’ online course, which is launching Monday 16 February, will offer a fascinating insight into life during 15th century England in the build up to the reinterment of Richard III on Thursday 26 March.
Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) and Medsin-UK has launched the first UK University Global Health Research League Table in the Houses of Parliament - and the University of Leicester is included in the top 20 UK institutions.
The UK-led Beagle 2 Mars Lander, thought lost on Mars since 2003, has been found partially deployed on the surface of the planet, ending the mystery of what happened to the mission more than a decade ago.
Research by scientists at the Medical Research Council’s Toxicology Unit, based at the University have found a mechanism that kicks in when the body is cooled and prevents the loss of brain cells, could one day lead to treatments for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's.
Internationally renowned University of Leicester Professor and graduate Nilesh Samani has been knighted in the New Year's Honours. Professor Samani is British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiology at Leicester and a Consultant at Leicester's Hospitals, based at Glenfield Hospital, has been honoured for services to medicine and medical research.