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Robo-op that is armed with knowledgeRobo-op that is armed with knowledge

Pioneering science that literally puts Leicester at the cutting edge.

Todays technologies unlock the mysteries of the pastToday’s technologies unlock the mysteries of the past

Think of Renaissance tombs in Suffolk and space science is unlikely to come to mind; think of a history of Britishness and you may not immediately connect it with expertise in genetics and management.

Zoo's unfettered thinkingZoo’s unfettered thinking

Leicester academics are increasingly incorporating technologies such as podcasting and Virtual Learning Environments in their teaching – thanks to the pace-setting Media Zoo.

Realising Opportunities at Leicester Realising Opportunities at Leicester

Gaining a place at one of the UK’s elite universities is no longer out of reach for all – thanks to a programme involving the University of Leicester that seeks to address the challenges students face.

Research that gives hope to heart patientsResearch that gives hope to heart patients

When Health Minister Andrew Lansley launched a new £4.7million heart research unit at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester, it provided a testament to the University of Leicester’s world-class research that translates into direct patient benefits.

Celebration of teamwork

The University of Leicester Medical School has led the way in interprofessional medical education, working with the University of Northampton and De Montfort University on a new training model that results in improved patient care.

Success that has changed livesSuccess that has changed lives

Leicester is acknowledged for housing the leading research group for clinical diabetes in the UK and one of the leading centres in the world.

The pursuit of happiness

Leicester is in the vanguard of studies that measure happiness and quality of life – these form key aspects of the socio-economic and political well-being of a country. It provides another example of how cross-disciplinary research at Leicester is having an impact on our understanding of the world.

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