University of Leeds
We will aim to support every element of the Leeds Growth Strategy and make the following specific pledges:
• The University has one of the most progressive admissions programmes in higher education; we will maintain our commitment to widening participation for students from all backgrounds, our support for local schools and our IntoUniversity centres in Beeston and Harehills.
• We will work through the Leeds Academic Health Partnership to address health inequalities; improve health outcomes and patient experience; attract investment for economic growth and work to develop and retain a highly skilled health and social care workforce in the City.
• We are committed to being part of an environmentally sustainable City and want to continue developing the concept of a ‘living lab’ which brings universities, civil society and business together to promote a smarter, energy efficient, connected, low carbon future.
• The University has been investing heavily in new research and technology platforms for: high performance computing and data analytics; climate and atmospheric sciences; clinical and pre-clinical imaging; personalised medicine, structural biology; medical and biological engineering; and robotics and mechatronics. We will welcome industrial partners who wish to collaborate in the use of these technologies to solve real world problems.
• The University is a diverse community of more than 40,000 people, with staff and students drawn from 140 different countries and an alumni base of 250,000 people around the world. We are always open to discussions within the City and the business community about how we can use this network to advance the economy of Leeds. Our global partnerships with overseas universities, businesses, government bodies and NGOs are also strong and might be leveraged to encourage inward investment.